Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Cast: Lindsay Lohan, Julia Ormond, Neal McDonough, Gregory Itzin and Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon

Director: Chris Sivertson

Time: 108 mins

Rating: * 1/2 (out of 4)

PREAMBLE: Released in the US in July 2007 when Lindsay Lohan made headlines with her self-destructive behaviour, this movie is way too late in exploiting her notoreity, opening more than a year later in Malaysia. However, given that this film sucks big time, it should never have even been brought here.

And for those who, having read that Lohan plays a stripper in this movie, want to get the DVD, forget it. This is one move where a stripper does not strip in a strip club!

THE SKINNY: Lohan is Aubrey Fleming, a bright student who disappears one night after watching a football game. Her parents (Neal McDonough and Julia Ormond) and her boyfriend (Brian Geraghty) are worried. The cops suspect a serial killer but soon, Aubrey is found alive, albeit missing a few body parts. She also appears to be suffering from delusion, claiming to be Dakota Moss, a stripper and prostitute. She has certainly changed: she smokes like a chimney, swears like a sailor, and wears her boyfriend out in bed.

Are we watching a movie about a schizo, or an adult remake of 'Parent Trap'? Either way, you are going to swear at the ending when you get to it or curse yourself for watching this crap.

HOW BAD IS IT?: This is the first mainstream feature of director Chris Sivertson (from a really lame screenplay by Jeffrey Hammond) and, hopefully, the worst movie of Lindsay Lohan. Her acting is atrocious, thanks mostly to the script, and many of her fans would deem her real-life shenanigans much more interesting than the reel stuff.

THE VERDICT: This thriller was already 'Dead on Arrival'. It should be allowed to collect dust on the DVD shelves.


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