Rowena Price is a muckraking reporter for a New York paper. When her story about a closeted gay Senator who preaches family values is spiked, she quits and soon finds herself investigating the grisly murder of a childhood friend. Her friend had been dumped by ad exec Harrison Hill, so he's Rowena's prime suspect. Rowena gets a job at the ad agency as a temp, and she's soon the object of Hill's attentions. She's helped in her subterfuge by Miles Haley, a friend at the paper who has a secret thing for her. Everyone, it seems, has secrets, including Hill, who must keep his affairs from his wife - her money fuels his lifestyle. Murder will out? Written by
Miles' phone number (which we see when Hill reads the text message on Roe's mobile phone in the restaurant) is shown as 917-867-5309 - a nod to Tommy Heath's classic rock hit "867-5309/Jenny," which repeats that number (sans area code) in the refrain. See more »
Halle Berry's character is asked to fill out an I-9 form after she starts working at the advertising agency. An I-9 form is not just paperwork to be filled out, it's a form that verifies a person's identity and employment eligibility. Along with an I-9 form, an employee must supply proof of identity, such as a valid passport, or a driver's license AND social security card.
Since she is working there under an assumed name, she probably does not have a forged passport with her fake name, and no mention is made of what documents she submits in order to prove her (fake) identity. The human resources department at the agency would never have cleared her to receive a paycheck if there were any discrepancies on her I-9 form, like not having the proper documents. See more »
The only reason i can see for this movie to be released is because celebrities are in it. But, Halle Berry over-acts a choppy and shallowly developed character. I spent the whole movie waiting for the plot to really get going, but instead what i got was a whole bunch of disconnected plot points and irrelevant characters. It is supposed to be suspenseful, but mostly i just wanted it to be over. When the end came, yes, it was a surprise, but by that time I did not care about the story at all. And it was only "surprising" because the whole story is random events all loosely, very loosely connected to the end. It was almost...amateur. The story does not give enough background on most characters to evoke sympathy, emotion, or interest...ESPECIALLY Willis' character. It's a movie that is good in theory, but wasn't focused enough to be held in the same esteem as other psychological thrillers. The most developed and well acted character is really Ribisi's. His performance is noteworthy and enough to warrant the 3 out of 10.
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