The love life of Charlotte is reduced to an endless string of disastrous blind dates, until she meets the perfect man, Kevin. Unfortunately, his merciless mother will do anything to destroy their relationship.
Mary Fiore is San Francisco's most successful supplier of romance and glamor. She knows all the tricks. She knows all the rules. But then she breaks the most important rule of all: she falls in love with the groom.
An abused woman discovers that the dream man she married isn't who she thought he was. She and her daughter try to escape (aided by her previous boyfriend), but he pursues her relentlessly. Fearing also for the safety of her daughter, she decides that there's only one way out of the marriage: kill him. Written by
When Slim has a monologue in the car and Gracie is sleeping, actress Tessa Allen was actually asleep. The film makers tried while Tessa was awake but because they wanted to do long shots of Gracie sleeping it was hard for a young Tessa to keep her eyes completely still for the hour it took to film the scene. Instead, they waited until she had a nap and her mum picked her up and brought her into the car to film the scene. See more »
Slim's weight fluctuates from scene to scene. This is especially noticeable when Slim & Gracie first arrive at their rental house. Slim is rather thin. In the next scene, when Gracie comments that she is not that slim, she is noticeably heavier. See more »
This is a great movie for women to watch because it shows that size is no disadvantage in a fight, and that wit and preparation are half the battle. So many women are in exactly this situation and end up being killed because they can't stop it early. This movie could have gone into more detail on her physical preparation, and also on the emotional trauma of abuse and her gradual transition to a fighting mentality, but there is only so much you can pack into one movie. But it sure is nice to see a non-helpless female for a change. It is a sad comment on the world that a woman who fights back is so unusual that it makes a dramatic movie. This movies has a great message: no on is going to rescue us, so we'd better take matters into our own hands.
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