Posted on 5/12/10 10:52 PM
I saw this as the video store and thought that if it was direct to DVD, it must be crap. When I saw TNT advertising it, I thought I might bother. Then I started watching it on my second TV while the World Cup was on. In the process, I missed a few parts, but was interested enough to sit through it a second time. It was actually pretty good. Demi Moore, looking a bit pale (since her character resides in England), yet absolutely incredible for any age, much less 40+, does a nice job of a writer/mother who looses her son after he drowns in her back yard (a canal). 8 months later, she seeks some inspiration by visiting a costal town with a great lighthouse. A haunted one. There is a town psychic as well, of course. This is a mystery, however, and not a horror movie. The plot takes us in a few different directions/twists and gives us a fair ending, just not a strongly feel good one. The movie has a consistent haunting nature to it from the cinematography all the way to fantastic score. I very much loved the atmosphere combined with Moore's look.
While a bit cliche at times and carrying some plot stretches, this is a pretty solid movie. I did enjoy it and should have rented it, but whoever put it out backed it worth crap. Much like the nice movie Below, but not to that extent. If you like mysteries or just coastal England, you'll enjoy this. I expected Enya to be in a video at the end of the movie....