Rosario Dawson initially turned down the film when it was offered to her because she wanted a break. However, after discussing it further with the director Denise Di Novi, she was convinced. See more »
During the party when Julia and David are going to have sex, David slips off Julia's underwear and she is wearing one heel. During sex she is wearing both her heels. After sex she bends over to put her shoes back on. See more »
Like so many below par movies, you really have to suspend your knowledge that people behave logically for it to work. It's always a sign of lazy writing when the progression of the plot continually relies on implausible occurrences to advance. There are other problems that arise which are difficult to overlook. There is hardly a scene in the movie that the two women aren't together. They seem to spend so much time together it's difficult to believe they're no related or living next door to each other. Conjoined twins spend less time meeting than these two. Of course none of this seems out of the ordinary to The lead, played by Rosario Dawson. In fact the whole cast seems oblivious to situations and circumstances that are too far fetched for reason that any normal person would flag in five seconds.
Rosario Dawson is really the only outstanding cast member in this film. In spite of the short comings of the film she does a very good job with her role. Katherine Heigl takes stoic mannerisms to the next level with a 'Wax works' like performance that would put a store front mannequin to shame. The rest of the cast is reasonable and given Geoff Stults character seems to suffer from some form of dysfunction that renders him oblivious to human feeling and interaction, he does a reasonable job.
The nuts and bolts of this story are nothing new and a bit laboured given it's all been done before (on numerous) occasions. It isn't even a particularly good rendition so I'm oddly surprised its been chosen as a remake without anything novel being added. There are no surprises twists or developments you won't see coming a mile off and actually the pacing here is pretty even from start to finish.
OK as a stand alone movie it isn't bad. Fatal Attraction is really the standard movies from this category seem to be judged by, but there are others with varying levels of success. If you've seen any of them, I would say don't bother this one, as I said, there's nothing new to see here. If you haven't, give it a shot and you'll probably enjoy it.
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