A 911 operator returns to work after suffering the loss of her child during delivery, only to start suffering what seems like hallucinations of a lost girl and a menacing man. Obsessed with what she sees, she starts a journey from New York to Pennsylvania to discover the truth behind her visions.
Catherine Bell is solid as the lead but the supporting cast is less than stellar, placing the weight of the film onto her shoulders. Sadly, the pacing does nothing to help her. The building of this film’s mystery could have been edited down to fit within a hour as if it were a prime-ime drama. Granted, the conclusion is interesting enough but the path getting there contains too many scenes of filler dialogue that seem only there to get it closer to a feature length of an hour and a half (which it still doesn’t quite make). So all in all, Bell is largely left stranded while everytone else plods through the motions, and we the audience are left less than riveted (Fun Fact for Geeks: Keep an eye out for actor George Buza, who might be recognized from Sinbad or as the voice of Beast from the X-Men).
Full frame 1.33:1. The quality is pretty much par for the course when it comes to the transfer of Lifetime network TV movies onto DVD. Things can get a bit fuzzy as the lighting changes, which effects the dark tones mostly, but not so much that its all that distracting.
Dolby Digital Stereo. The score can be a bit obtrusive in some scenes, but that is less about the sound quality and more about the Director’s decision making. The does not overpower the dialogue, both are as clear as they need to be. There are many stock sound effects used, but again no real criticism can be made of their clarity, just of the decision to use them.
Overall this is an acceptable mystery, albeit not quite strong enough to stand out amongst many others like it. As hinted at before, had this been an episode of a prime-time drama, it might represent a “good” episode, but would once again be just one among many.