The Curve (Dead Man's Curve) (1998)
Average Rating: 3.9/10
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Release Date: Jan 24, 1998 Wide
Average Rating: 3/5
User Ratings: 4,600
Dan Rosen directed this thriller, filmed in and around Baltimore, based on the college urban legend that you get a cool 4.0 semester grade if your roommate commits suicide. Roommates Rand (Randall Batinkoff), manipulative Tim (Matthew Lillard), and good-guy Chris (Michael Vartan) are seniors at a university where this legend is legit. Since Rand mistreats his pregnant girlfriend Natalie (Tamara Craig Thomas), he's the obvious choice. Tim gets Cliff to assist in Rand's "suicidal" leap from a
Jan 24, 1998 Wide
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Rosen isn't quite clever enough as either a writer or a director to pull off the multiple twists 'Curve' finally takes. The satiric edge and much of the movie's logic disappear in its last 20 minutes.
So concerned about its plot that it doesn't pay much attention at all to its characters, and therefore, the film only comes off feeling even more empty-headed.
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