I have no complaints about "Shattered." None.
My first viewing happened by accident while staying at a hotel in Indiana with my parents. However, we came in half way through the movie so I didn't have a clue as the what was going on. A couple of years later, I became VERY interested in Tom Berenger and just HAD to see everything he'd ever done.
I waited and waited for "Shattered" to come out of DVD so I could get it from Netflix, and then one day, there it was. I immediately got it, and then while I was in Florida, I found it to buy on DVD, needless to say I waisted no time in grabbing it before it was gone.
************Spoliers might be ahead.********************** "Shattered" is the twisted tale of Dan Merrik (Tom Berenger), a handsome, successful business man, with a beautiful wife, Judith (Greta Scacchi).
The story begins as Dan and Judith have a horrifying car crash on New Years Eve. Dan's face is left totally unrecognizable while Judith is left with barely a scratch. "She didn't even sprain her ankle." says a character I'll get to later on. The reconstruction surgery begins and Dan is back to his old self in no time.
One afternoon, Dan discovers a roll of film, hidden in his office. When unrolling it he sees Judith and a man, he presumes for a moment it's him, making love. The pictures have been taken through a window. As Dan unrolls the film further, the man's face slowly comes into view, and guess what...it's not him.
Later that night he and Judith attend dinner at Dan's business partner and his wife's home. Jeb (Corbin Bernson) and Jenny Scott (Joanne Whalley-Kilmer (at that time she was still a Kilmer)). (Jenny said the quote above.) There Dan asks the big question once alone with Jeb. "Was my marriage in trouble?" After getting startling comments out of both Jeb and Jenny, Dan hires a detective, Gus Klein (Bob Hoskins). Dan came across Gus's name when he was going through his old day planner, trying to put the pieces of his life together.
Together they come up with shocking news about Dan, Judith, and a third party, which has mysteriously reappeared.
With twists and turns at every angle, "Shattered" will keep you on your toes. From the opening shot, you know this movie will be a good one. The acting is superb and the story line...it's all around terrific. Be fore warned...when Dan discovers the truth about everything...hang on tight. You might go into a little bit of a shock. I did.
I highly recommend this movie. In fact I watched it this morning, and will probably watch it again tomorrow morning...well, later this morning, it's 12:39 here. OK....PLEASE catch Shattered. Get the popcorn, the coke, grab a blanket, turn the lights down low, put on your sweats....it's gonna be a bumpy ride, start to finish.
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