Danny LaBelle is to wed Monica Johnson on the island, but flirts with host and maid of honor Claire La Foret, while embarrassing his nerdy brother Sam, who has an eye on Claire. After a ...
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Edward T. McDougal
Louis Gossett Jr.,
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Danny LaBelle is to wed Monica Johnson on the island, but flirts with host and maid of honor Claire La Foret, while embarrassing his nerdy brother Sam, who has an eye on Claire. After a cocky confrontation in the forest with Claire's dominant ex Jeff Doyle, who just returned to the island and soon seduces her again, Danny disappears. Claire keeps that quiet as the guests arrives and keeps searching for the groom, who has been kidnapped by a masked, abusive man.Written by
The is the first of the two Shadow Island Mysteries. I watched them backwards. This movie was definitely not as good as the second one.
The Claire in this movie is nothing like the Claire in The Last Christmas. That Claire was a little too perfect. Even so, that Claire was clever and able to solve riddles and anticipate. This Claire stumbled from one clue to the next usually needing to be hit over the head with a clue. Meanwhile, in this one, the movie threw ominous screen shots and background music one after another hinting that almost everyone had some nefarious secret that related to the ultimate mystery. In a way, that would be good plot development giving a few really good misleading clues, but I thought it was a little too random and too much. If you shotgun everyone, then none of the clues help. The tone of the movie became much more threatening than the later one, with some creepy elements thrown in. In general, this movie felt messy with too much going on.
Eventually, it becomes pretty obvious who is the villain even before the climax so after that it is a matter of going on the wild ride to the end. Yet the answer to why takes a bit longer.
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