Review Date: May 16, 2001
Director: Luis Mandoki
Writer: Gerald DiPego
Producers: Mark Canton, Elie Samaha
It's funny because the trailer for this movie was made to be very ambiguous, very mysterious, with a possible hint of the supernatural. Unfortunately for us, the film plays itself out that same way also, but stretches it over two hours. Now I certainly don't mind a little teasing over a two-minute movie trailer, but if you're gonna play with me for over an hour and a half, make sure that you've got some engaging stuff happening on-screen during that time period and a solid payoff in the end. There are only so many times that I can listen to Jennifer Lopez asking Jim Caviezel about his unexplained past, etc...before I say "enough!" I don't know, I guess the bottom line with this review is that the film just didn't pull me in as much as it should have, and that might have something to do with my not being part of this film's target audience in the first place. It certainly did a number on my female companion though, who felt that the film delivered in respect to character development. But in my opinion, if sad movies, moments of grief, touches of romance, plenty of sluggishness and obvious conclusions are your bag (is that a good sell or what?!), check this puppy out. Otherwise, drop your lady friend off in front of the theatre and come back two hours later to pick her up. Trust me...you'll thank me later.