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Should you ever be unfortunate enough to get stuck baby-sitting a bunch of fourteen year olds girls, and are at a loss on how to entertain them, I have the answer. Nip down to your local video shop, get a copy of 'The Lovely Bones' and a copy of this, and stick them on as a DVD double bill. Meanwhile, you take yourself off for a long, hot bubble bath, a glass of wine, a good book or another room to watch a proper film.
Watched this one over my partners shoulder from the comfort of the sofa on the other side of the room while reading the paper.
It's a kind of test. From this position, I'll listen, and watch a bit. If a film is good, eventually I'll put down the paper, and be sucked across the room to get a closer look.
This time, I was kind of wishing I was in the next room.
Gena Rowlands is breathtaking in the role of Mabel, a suburban housewife who is obviously slightly unhinged. She starts out kind of odd, but in her own way charming, and descends into something much darker and more dangerous. I was mesmerised by Rowland's face. Every passing emotion is captured, and boy, there were a lot of them. Kind of reminded me of Jack Nicholson in 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'. A day later and I'm still thinking about what this was all about. Go ye forth and watch it!
Kevin Bacon and Colin Firth are a comedy duo whose dazzling careers come to an end when the body of a dead girl is found in their hotel bedroom. Many years later their story is investigated by a journalist who suspects there is More To This Than Meets The Eye. It's a bit of an odd one. It starts out as a sort of flashy Cabaret-type thing, and ends up as your fairly run-of-the-mill whodunnit. Having recently seen 'A Single Man' I see Colin Firth has made a career out of playing rich gay guys.
I wouldn't normally pick this, but it was towards the end of a very hard week, and all I wanted was some mindless entertainment. Gave it my best shot, but could only make it as far as minute 26.
What has happened to Tom Cruise's face? Has he had some kind of reconstructive surgery? And he's getting to an age where he really shouldn't be taking his shirt off in public. Likewise - Diaz's face seems curiously inflexible.
Even as mindless entertainment, don't bother. Watch paint dry instead.
Interesting for Lisabeth, the female protagonist who is a cross between James Bond and The Bride (that's Kill Bill, not Frankenstein).
Apart from that, TGwtDT is just another average whodunnit that requires the usual willing suspension of disbelief to get over the plot holes and predictable false trails.
And it's about twenty minutes too long.