Review Date: September 13, 2001
Director: Daniel Sackheim
Writer: Wesley Strick
Producers: Heather Zeegen
Leelee Sobieski as Ruby Baker
Stellan Skarsgard as Terry Glass
Diane Lane as Erin Glass
But the star of this show is definitely Stellan Skarsgard and his consistent habit of drinking in every other scene (if you've seen TIME CODE, you remember the great job he did in that film as "the drunk guy") and his capacity to creep you out, make you laugh and have you wondering about his motives every now and then. Of course, it becomes pretty obvious at some point as to why he's doing what he's doing, but Skarsgard is a blast to watch as he walks around in the shadows of his own glass house with an iced glass of whisky in one hand and a hazy look across his face. This movie is basically a guilty pleasure. I think that most anyone could plug some holes into its plot (although I didn't spot any major ones myself) and certainly fault its "been-there-done-that" nature, but I enjoyed most of it, laughed at a few scenes (not sure if I was supposed to be laughing though), dipped into its few cheap thrills (both suspense-based and Sobieski in a bikini- holy cans, Batman!) and appreciated its somewhat original ending (the thing about the car, etc...). I did however find certain lags in the film and felt that it ran a little too long for its own good but can see great potential for it on the video circuit. Add to that, a solid score and some cool directing choices, and this film's obvious plotline and cheap thrills can easily equate a "good time" for most anyone looking for diversion in their choice of movies.