Went to see this tonight with my wife and we were surprised at a couple
of things which I think are worth mentioning.
The film itself was quite watchable but not terribly chilling. Kelly
Brook has certainly come on since her days presenting the Big Breakfast
that's for sure. Her acting isn't out of the Meryl Streep school but
she managed to carry the role fairly convincingly. Billy Zane was
actually excellent as the paranoid and obsessed arrogant husband and
Juan Pablo Di Pace was also good as the young Brazilian (or Spanish)
love rival. The main problem with the film is the script. It is
seriously flawed mainly due to the fact that the whole thing is based
on the idea of a voodoo curse which Juan Pablo's ex imposes on him. The
whole voodoo thing is totally unnecessary and actually inhibits the
film's attempt at desert-island realism. Without it the film would have
been much better. A jealous husband and a sexy young Brazilian
boat-hand eyeing up his wife is story enough. The small twist at the
end is sort of predictable but a nice touch anyway. The film could have
done with a few more such twists and thought.
Our score of 5/10 is about as much as we could muster on a wet Monday
evening. The locations and cinematography were exotic and the sexy
scenes were, well sexy. Kelly is a lovely looking girl and my wife said
Juan Pablo isn't bad either!
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