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Jamie Lee Curtis,
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A bickering couple drive fast through a downpour to catch the last ferry to their island retreat. In a flash, they recognize a crumpled body laying at the side of the road after much argument they stop, only to find a young boy battered and bruised. An offer of summoning the police firmly rejected, the two help the boy as best they can although it certainly means missing the ferry... and so starts this thriller: a tale of twisted sexual attraction and ulterior motives. Written by
Watch it for Rickman. The rest is merely incidental.
I went into this movie knowing fully well what I was getting myself into. I had read all the reviews here, I knew the ending, but being one of the few Rickman movies I hadn't seen I had to see it anyway. In all, it was alright. Mind you, I watched it on TV while packing for college, so I was only listening most of the time, and thus I didn't get the long, drawn-out boring effect. There is a lot of subtle foreshadowing to the ending that makes it a decent attempt at film art. Rickman has a surprisingly large amount of funny throw-away lines. ("I made you toast." "I don't want toast." "But you always have toast!" "Well today I don't, so the next time you want to make a broad generalization you can say I *almost* always have toast!") Despite the drama and tension, lines like that had me laughing outloud. Anyway, if it's on TV, and it's free, see it. Why not.
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