The Job I will admit, is a movie I rented, only because of Daryl Hannah. The 1st 45 minutes or so,are very interesting, and fairly entertaining. I enjoyed the development of all the characters, and liked how the story was evolving, but it completely fell apart, the rest of the way. The film is very grainy, with an extremely limited budget, and it shows. Each of the 3 main characters,are very sympathetic at 1st,even Emily|Dominique Swain| is likable. Then the film goes A-Wall in the finale,with everything all over the place. The ending itself left me very confused. What happened to the development of CJ and Rick,did they end up together?. Or how bout, Emily's whereabout's? did she manage to raise the child successfully? it left so many questions unanswered. Alex Rocco's performance as the main villain, Vernon is laughably overacted. It has more effort, then the usual DTV film,with Daryl Hannah giving a very good performance. The Job is just too ordinary for it's own good, to really succeed.
Performances. Daryl Hannah is pretty good here. Nothing brilliant of course, but for a DTV film, it's better then it has any right to be. She manages to be cold and calculating, yet sympathetic at times too. She clearly puts effort into her role. Brad Renfro is excellent as troy. He was always an intense actor,and here is no different. His chemistry with Swain, was on the ball. Dominique Swain is not a favorite of mine, but she does OK here. The 1st half she is likable, and sympathetic, but she becomes a typical whiny pregnant woman at the end, who I had no sympathy for, especially after the dastardly deeds she pulled. Eric Mabius is your typical love interest,with not much character, bland and uninteresting. His goody two shoes talk, also grated me. Alex Rocco is laughably bad. He gives a throwaway performance, becoming hammy and unbelievable.
Bottom line. The Job had potential, and it started off well. Its just too bad, it became messy, boring and inconsistent,when all was said and done. This is a film you will find in many bargain bins. My suggestion, let it be.
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