Charles is worn down by his home life where he and his wife struggle to cope with the demands of their daughter's illness and his job. When he meets Lucinda on the train to work in Chicago, there is an immediate spark between them. Soon they are doing lunch; dinner and drinks follow. This leads to an adulterous rendezvous in a hotel. However, no sooner have they torn each other's clothes off than their room is invaded by a thief who beats Charles and rapes Lucinda. Because of the illicit nature of their relationship, Charles agrees with Lucinda who is reluctant to go to the police and soon finds he is powerless to resist the demands of the thief. Written by
As Charles and Lucinda are checking into the hotel Dexter can be seen in the background. See more »
When Lucinda and Charles are looking for a hotel the first hotel that Charles asks about is The Renaissance Hotel which is on Wacker Drive. Later when Lucinda asks the taxi driver to stop the cab the cab is again in front of The Renaissance going the opposite direction on Wacker. However, when the cab comes to a stop and they get out of the cab they are not standing out on Wacker Drive, nor in front of the Renaissance. See more »
First he lures you in with 20 grand. Most folks like you could pull together 20 grand if you had to, right? You think, 20 grand, bong, and he's gone right? Nah. It's not about that. First he wanna see if you're the kind of asshole who pays. Then after that...
[Winston imitates a whip-cracking sound]
...slap the big dick on you, hit you for the real cheese, the big bucks. That's what this game is all about, Chaz.
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I was a bit hesitant about seeing the film because of the low ratings.
BUT despite false "endings" this is a film worth seeing. The three leads are good, although Clive Owen's character is three dimensional in a way that Vince Cassell's and Jennifer Aniston's aren't.
There is definitely a chemistry between Clive Owen and Jennifer Aniston, which goes a long way to making the premise of the film "work" and also makes the twists so sudden, so plausible, so believable, so odd! It's an atmospheric film aided by good music and interesting "minor" characters.
See this film, willing to suspend disbelief. It's not a great film, often a little implausible. But the genre it creates calls for one to "go for a ride" too.
It is a film that, with twists and turns, will keep you "derailed". It's a good thriller, and ends on a positive note.
Don't be put off seeing it.
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