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Plot: A dentist finds himself a murder suspect after a sexy patient seduces him into prescribing her drugs
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You’d have to get me hooked up to tranquilizers to get me to see this one again…
I should say that I was amused by the movie enough before I saw it: Helena Bonham Carter as the vampy mystery woman, and Steve Martin as the lead, a Dentist who is caught up in said mystery? Good enough for me on a Wednesday night. Yet, this film is too problematic and unconvincing to amount to much of anything.
First there is the script, which, despite being completely random and aimless at times with dead-end narrative points including incest and unexplained motivations, could have been salvaged into something more than a high-grade B-movie by some inventive production and decent performances. Unfortunately the production is lossy, relying on hypothetically tactfully-placed wipes and effects based on the use of x-ray vision (since he’s a dentist, GET IT?). Camera angles are off, with the exception of a few nice steadycams and zooms, not helping the mood, and come off as anything but immersive.
Carter’s drug-addled performance is standard fare for her. If anything, it’s a short step sideways from her similarly drug-addled role in “fight club”. Which isn’t to say that she doesn’t look good as a tarty suductress with excessively raccoonish eye makeup, because she does, but she doesn’t bring much more than eye candy to the table. Despite gratuitous nudity (one of the high points, my girlfriend would disagree) on her part, there is no chemistry between her and Martins character. Instead of providing the suspense and mystery for this tale, she becomes as irritatingly heavy-handed as Martin’s constant voice-overs.
Martin himself gives a wooden performance which, in a very “Parents”-esque manner, refuses to reveal if he is meant to be funny or not. This could have been a real coup for him, moving from amusing (but schlocky) fare such as the Jerk to a hipper, more ambitious role (as Bruce Willis’ transformation from tackling traditional meathead roles to the recent dramatic ones). Yet he does not run with that ball in the least. Supporting performances are similarly troubled: Dern is a square peg forced into a round hole, while Sean Caan is about as menacing as a frat boy if you knock over his beer. The one exception is the surprise presence of Kevin Bacon, who has only a bit role, but manages to be genuinely funnier just acting off-the-cuff for a few minutes than anybody else in the film.
To sum, the “twist” ending isn’t one (complete cheez-wiz), the plot developments are mired in cliche, and the performances are alternatingly forced or transparent. Leave this dog on the shelf, as it should have been put down a long time ago.
Unusual but highly entertaining thriller
I must say that about halfway through this movie I thought about bailing out on it. Steve Martin’s character kept making SUCH bad decisions that it was painful to watch and you could easily see where it was going.
But I’m glad I stuck with it. Martin did a marvelous job of playing a terribly upstanding character who does things even he thinks himself incapable of, when he meets someone who finds his buttons and keeps on pushing them. *** SPOILER FOLLOWS *** You’d expect him to end up wishing he’d never met her, yet ultimately their meeting is the one thing that saves him. Sure some of the plot twists are a little implausible, but it’s well-acted, told from an unusual point of view and a lot of fun. 7 out of 10.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 35 min (95 min)
Genre Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director David Atkins
Writer Paul Felopulos (story), David Atkins (story), David Atkins (screenplay)
Actors Chelcie Ross, Steve Martin, Laura Dern, Lynne Thigpen
Production Company Artisan Entertainment, Numb Gums Productions Inc.
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Fuji F-CP 3519D)