There's a scene where Lynda Day asks Chris George why he can't speak. He "charades" it to her, i.e., he acts it out with his hands and face. Halfway through it, I couldn't help thinking of similar scenes in Marx Brothers movies! I was expecting it to conclude with Day saying, "And that's how you became Harpo Marx!"
I'm a fan of Lynda Day's from her Mission:Impossible years. I was curious to see her in something else. She does very well here with a fairly silly script. Her motivation seems plausible enough.
The problem, as others have said, is that it's hard to buy Chris George as an emotional cripple. He comes across as too macho, too strong for the part. Other than his lack of speech, there are no signs of weakness of any kind.
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