Posted on 2/14/07 04:37 PM
I didn't enjoy this movie. [/center]
[center][spoiler]It was the rape scene, too difficult to watch[/spoiler]
Charlie is a dull, oridnary, married man with a daughter who is very ill. Her kidney's failed, and they have scrimped and saved to purchase their own dialysis machine, so she can be comfortable in her own home until a third kidney becomes available. (They could have come up with a more plausible medical scenario, but being a a nurse, I will be ultra critical of medical plots!)
Charles and his wife don't have the most stimulating relationship. Enter the ravishing Lucinda. The pretty perky stranger who covers his train fare when he lost his ticket and didn't have cash to cover it. He is drawn to her, and finds her the next day to pay her back.
She is married with a child, and has a long-distance marriage. She is into Charles, but fearful that her husband would take her daughter from her if she was caught having an affair.
But the attraction was too strong and they went for it.
Things do not go as planned, and Charles ends up being blackmailed by a deviant bastard who tortures him and visits his home on the pretense of being his friend, his subtle way of letting Charles know he would get to him through his family.
He wants to report it to the police, but Lucinda won't agree, and she has good reason.
The first watching, I stopped watching and took the DVD out after the evil bastrda entered the picture. Charles was weak, and stupid, and aquiesed too quickly. I couldn't respect him.
At least the weak husband, Richard Gere played in Unfaithful took matters into his own hands. You had to kind of admire that.
Anyway, my daughter popped it in tonight (OMG, she's 18, she can legally watch porn now!) So, there is a decent twist, and it turned out to be pretty interesting. Charles wasn't such a wuss after all. Give it a try, all is not what it seems at first. Not a bad movie after all, but not great either.[/center]