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Black and Blue (1999)

TV Movie  |  TV-14  |   |  Drama  |  17 November 1999 (USA)
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After a woman's husband beats and abuses her, she and her son join the witness protection program and move away secretly.

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Frances Benedetto
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Ann Benedetto
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Claudio Masciulli ...
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After a woman's husband beats and abuses her, she and her son join the witness protection program and move away secretly.

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She Knows It Is Only A Matter Of Time Before He Finds Them...

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Noir comme l'amour  »

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Promising subject, erratic in quality
26 June 2002 | by (Trivandrum, Kerala, India) – See all my reviews

The film opens with the lead actress taking a shower. A lyrical sequence of closeups of hands and face, supported by endearing music of Jonathan Goldsmith. You expect great cinema to follow.

Instead the film has to depend on the strength of the subject alone: domestic violence. Masterson has a good presence but she is not a great actress. Nor is Shapiro a great director as he cannot connect the grand opening sequence with the rest of the film. His film meanders to the level of commercial cinema that depends on the good winning over evil. The end involving the son and aunt is not developed intelligently.

Apart from Goldsmith's music, I will applaud the performance of Robert played by Will Rothaar--a very convincing performance. The rest is "Sleeping with the Enemy" retold for TV.


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