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Double Cross (2006)
A Very Bad Remake
I watched this movie, because it's Friday night and it's Pick-A-Flick night on Lifetime Movie Channel. But 15 minutes into the movie, it was obvious that this was a remake of "Strangers on a Train." Having watched "Accidental Meeting" a few days ago - not a bad movie - I wasn't really in the mood to watch the same plot again, but I gave a try.
What a waste of time!
First, the writing was bad. The dialogue was inane, and unlike "Accidental Meeting," it didn't even make much sense. The writers didn't seem to know how they wanted to end this thing, and seemed to lose their own train of thought. Second, the acting was pretty bad. The delivery was flat and strained - but that's excusable, given the lines they had to deliver!
I usually enjoy Lifetime movies, except for the almost obligatory bedroom scenes, and I usually rate movies higher than the average, but I cannot recommend this at all, and a 3 is overly generous!
A "Chick Flick" - but so much more!
One writer called this "A chick flick for chicks of all ages." This is probably a fair description, though I hate the term "chick flick" and find that a majority of the movies that touch me most deeply probably fall under that "category." Beyond this, however, I believe this is a wonderful movie for anyone. including males who are not afraid of their "feminine" side, their sensitive side. I have always been a big fan of James Garner, and have recently become a huge Sandra Bullock fan (which is why I bought this DVD in the first place). But while I was very pleased with their usually excellent performances, the entire cast was truly outstanding. And while the focus of the film was on female friendships and mother-daughter relationships, it also speaks of human relationships in general, in all their joy and pain and complexity, and of the power of love - not to eliminate the problems or overlook them - but to transcend them. A great movie - give it a try!