While She Was Out (2008)
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A suburban housewife heads out for a quick trip to the local mall, only to find herself trapped in the forest and forced to fend for herself against four murderous hooligans. Kim Basinger and Lukas Haas star in a thriller produced by Pan's Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro and directed by Susan Montford. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Dec 12, 2008 Wide
Apr 28, 2009
Anchor Bay Entertainment
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Writer-director Susan Montford eschews all plot and character development for the hackneyed action scenes and grade-Z dialogue, while struggling to stretch the paper-thin story into a feature length film.
The spectacular ending will make every harried housewife in the world ecstatic.
...boasts a seemingly can't-miss premise that's slowly-but-surely squandered by filmmaker Susan Montford.
A harebrained, stalking, I-am-woman-hear-me-roar thriller, the sort of which would have starred Ashley Judd if it had been produced during the late '90s. Inane dialogue torpedoes a committed performance from Basinger.
It's filled with fascinating ideas, bringing it just a notch above your standard-issue exploitation flick.
Kim Basinger does a Dirty Harriet in this weapons of asskicker destruction, pit bull with lipstick get-even suburban battered housewife thriller. And without bringing Alec Baldwin into it, you do the math.
Imagine a Lifetime revenge-themed movie of the week intercut with a few death scenes from the cutting room floor of a Final Destination flick.
starts out quite compelling, but quickly it quickly loses steam because it lacks imagination and fails to maintain any credible suspense or thrills throughout.
Lots of edgy night chasing and some tense moments, but the resolution is a tad disappointing
This one should have been released around Thanksgiving instead of Christmas because it is indeed a turkey!
[Kim] Basinger does truly exceptional work in this intimate thriller that marks a promising debut for [Susan] Montford as a writer/director.
Lukas Haas as the harbinger of Joy Division-fueled doom? I've seen gusts of wind with more menace than Haas, an unfortunate fact that seems to elude Montford's field of vision.
The emotionally bruised air that's frequently made Kim Basinger tabloid fodder is also a defining characteristic of her acting style.
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