WOUNDED LOVE is a gripping emotional film about how a girl trapped in an abusive relationship is saved one dark night by a stranger. An artist who is lost himself. Their love gives her the ... See full summary »
After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job. She begins to work as a private nurse for a young man suffering from blood ... See full summary »
Laura and Martin have been married for four years. They seem to be the perfect, happiest and most successful couple. The reality of their house- hold, however, is very different. Martin is an abusive and brutally obsessed husband. Laura is living her life in constant fear and waits for a chance to escape. She finally stages her own death, and flees to a new town and new identity. But when Martin finds out that his wife is not dead he will stop at nothing to find and kill her. Written by
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The film was made and released about four years after its source novel of the same name written by Nancy Price had first been published in 1987. See more »
When Julia Roberts character (in disguise as a young man) visits her mother in the nursing home she kneels in front of her as they talk. Her mother discovers the mustache and wig Julia is wearing. The mother strokes Julia's face and hair during the exchange of lines. However, as the camera changes positions from behind Julia to behind the mother, her hand, going back and forth, moves instantly from the top of Julia's head to her chin. This happens about a half dozen times during this conversation. This films seems to have numerous sequences with continuity goofs. See more »
That was the night that I died, and someone else was saved. Someone who was afraid of water, but learned to swim. Someone who knew there would be one moment, where he wouldn't be watching. Someone who knew that the darkness of the broken lights would show the way.
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By-the-numbers thriller is boosted by good performances.
I think most people tend to overlook how well-done the first 20 minutes of this movie really are. Ruben carefully builds a creepy atmosphere, relying on brief glances, moments of silence and quietly expressive performances (especially by Julia Roberts) to help the viewer understand that, behind the image of a perfect couple, something is really wrong. Unfortunately, after Roberts escapes from her husband, the movie turns into a strictly by-the-numbers thriller, where you can predict almost every development of the script. It's a visually polished movie, though, and the very good performances give it a strong psychological center that keeps it above-average.
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