Review Date: September 05, 2002
Director: John Polson
Writer: Charles Bohl, Phillip Schneider
Producers: Joseph M. Carracciolo Jr.
Jesse Bradford as Ben Cronin
Erika Christensen as Madison Bell
Shiri Appleby as Amy Miller
She plays the part as deliciously conniving as you can get and really gave me the impression of being one deranged human being-great piece of acting. What's strange is that by the end of the movie, I really wanted her dead as a doornail, but I also really wanted to nail her against a door...so what does that say about her? (then again, what does that say about me??) I guess it says that she did a convincing job with her role, and it also says that I need to get laid...and quick! Which reminds me, she also looked a little like my ex-girlfriend (you know, the one who dumped my sorry ass), so that played with my head as well. Of course, my ex- never went bonkers like this crazy chick, but then again...since when did this review turn into a couch session?? (lay off the booze, man!) Onwards and upwards. So what else did I like about this movie? Well, it had a decent set-up, the soundtrack was as teeny rock as you'd expect, the chemistry between the main players was solid, the plot wasn't as Swiss cheesy as you'd expect, and there were actually a couple of uncomfortable moments along the way. What was the film lacking? Well, one goddamn moment of inspiration, that's what! Even though I did enjoy myself overall, I don't think there was any one scene that surprised or took me aback, and the entire back-story of the lead psycho chick was about as developed and satisfying as my own pathetic sex life. A little more sugar would have been sweet. It also felt like the film was cut a little short on purpose ("The teens will stop paying attention past 90 minutes, sir!"), so maybe the DVD will pump all that up a bit.
As for what was there, if you're like me and you thought that J. Lo's predictable ride through the town of girl-power in a little ditty called ENOUGH was a guilty pleasure good time earlier this year, you're likely to enjoy this "campy thriller" as well, especially since the teen actors all come through, and Christensen is a blast to watch! "You love me...I know it!!" Shut the fuck up, you crazy psycho beeyatch! PS: Call me.