Daniel Stone gave up his artistic career to provide a comics-artist and stay at home for his ambitious wife Laura and their spoiled brat Trixie. When dream catch Jason Underhill breaks up with Trixie, to whom he never committed, she passes from denial to seduction during a wild frat party. Despite gentleman Jason's perfect record, everyone tends to believe Trixie when she claims to be raped by him, without any physical evidence. Much later, the ongoing investigation unearth a dark Stone family secret, but not in time to prevent another fatal tragedy. Written by
I just finished watching the "Tenth Circle" on lifetime. I wanted to enjoy the movie, truly I did. But, I did not like it at all. The characters were not at all developed. Daniel looks way too feminine to be the strong silent father who hides a secret. Trixie comes off as much more mature than 15 and in completely unconvincing in her role as a victim or confused and angst teenager. Why couldn't they make her the red head as was in the book? Why a blond bimbo looking girl? Kelly Preston as Laura was flat and unmoving. I felt nothing for her or her position. When she was telling her version of events - I yawned.
While I know it is tough to transform a good book into a good movie, it seems little effort, if any was put into this movie. The movie makes many changes, that initially one would not think would make a difference, but, they truly do. Subtle yet important differences, that in the end make the difference between a good story and a blah waste of two hours.
This movie could have been completed in 15 minutes.
What a waste of talent.
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