Nutshell Review: Unless there is a gun to your head, do NOT see this movie

Starring: Johnny Depp, Charlize Theron

Directed by Rand Ravich

Written by Rand Ravich

Movie Studio: New Line Cinema

MPAA Rating: Rated R for violence, language and a strong scene of sexuality

Original Release Date: August 27, 1999

This movie was absolutely terrible. The script was utter trash. Most of the lines that were supposed to be intense and/or creepy were outright laughable. The story had huge gaping holes in it, they never do tell you the hows and the whys of what you are seeing. No time is given to develop Johnny Depp's character, so when he goes through "the change" you can't tell because you don't know what he was like before. Johnny Depp, i don't think once in the entire lenght of the film does he use a facial expression. Charlize gives a decent performance, but i still feel that she was miss cast. She never seems to get the emotion quite right. She also, at least to me, didn't look the role. The character is this nice, sweet wife and mother-to-be who teaches second grade. Charlize is gorgeous, with this very blonde very short chic haircut, and it just didn't sit right with me. Johnny and Charlize have absolutely NO on screen chemistry. Additionally, the ending, i feel, sets up a sequel, and i hate movies that do that. The only thing i liked was the direction, i have to say there were some very cool shots in this film. But, cool shots are supposed to enhance the story, not be the only quality thing about the film.