Jane Doe is the real name of arms manufacturer Cy-Kor's recently fired security password employee with top clearance, whose teenage son Michael is kidnapped. She obeys the bizarre ...
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Jane Doe is the real name of arms manufacturer Cy-Kor's recently fired security password employee with top clearance, whose teenage son Michael is kidnapped. She obeys the bizarre instructions, including getting and learning to use a gun and downloading a secret file (after which her work post starts totally deleting), dumping both in a dumpster and waiting nearby, only to witness the company's CEO Churnings being shot by a sniper using an identical weapon. Michael is released, but the pair is now wanted for the murder and both are abducted by armed men, who bring them to a ranch. There they are welcomed by Michael's father, David Doe, who discloses to be an agent of the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA), and so is Michael, who used her clearance as the whole thing is a sting for the kidnapping and murder's brain, Avery, so he will sell the enemy false data. Alas David's DIA-partner Kurt Simmons and their boss Phelps have a dirty agenda... Written by
The plot is, from beginning to end, so mind-bogglingly ridiculous that you might suspect it was deliberate - but the dialog is fantastic, and Teri Hatcher is an absolute joy - Desperate Housewives is no fluke. In this movie she grabs her role and runs with it, never flinching amidst the madness - whether making sarcastic remarks or threatening with a gun, she is absolutely 100%, and she makes the movie pure joy. Trevor Blumas, who showed a sly, subtle talent for comedy in Prom Queen, is a match for Hatcher here. Rob Lowe counts as part of the ridiculous plot, but he does no harm. Set aside any demands for sense or logic, and enjoy the ride - a bit like Cellular, but on the trashy side - and that's a good thing!
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