Pre-Release Review: Derailed (2005)

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by searchsubmit@mail.com, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. Guest

    I've read the book on which this film is based; its author, James
    Siegal, co-wrote the screenplay. I have bemoaned finishing other
    good books: Oh no! Now I can't read-that-book-for-the-first-time
    anymore! This book satisfied me so well... (for more look for The
    Blind Man @ http://the-blind-man.blogspot.com/).

    keywords: movies, film, pre-release, motion pictures, reviews,
    previews, Jennifer Aniston, Clive Owen, Mikael Håfström, Vincent
    Cassel, Melissa George, RZA, Xzibit, Thriller, Action, Crime, Drama
     
    , Nov 9, 2005
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  2. Donna A. Guest

    The few previews that have come out have not been good. Most of had
    said that Aniston and Owen are miscast. I feel only the fan of these
    two actors will see it. Even thou I like them both. I will wait for
    the DVD.
    Donna A.
     
    Donna A., Nov 10, 2005
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  3. Guest

    Donna A. wrote:
    > The few previews that have come out have not been good. Most of had
    > said that Aniston and Owen are miscast. I feel only the fan of these
    > two actors will see it. Even thou I like them both. I will wait for
    > the DVD.
    > Donna A.


    Looks like it bombed. 27% at Rotten Tomatoes.

    MC
    Keeper of Giovanni Ribisi!
     
    , Nov 10, 2005
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  4. Donna A. Guest

    I saw that. To bad. The most of the reveiws I have read so far are
    more pointing at Jen's performance. More than the rest of the cast.
    Which is to bad. She out of the rest needs to be proven that she can
    be more than a TV star. I am one of a few that never got into Friends.
    I have only seen her in the movies. And what I have seen, she is a
    good actor. She is better at light style movies. I did like her in
    The Good Girl. Let's hope she does well with the other one that is
    coming out in Dec. I think it's called Rumor Has It.
    Donna A.
     
    Donna A., Nov 11, 2005
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    > Donna A. wrote:
    >> The few previews that have come out have not been good. Most of had
    >> said that Aniston and Owen are miscast. I feel only the fan of these
    >> two actors will see it. Even thou I like them both. I will wait for
    >> the DVD.
    >> Donna A.

    >
    > Looks like it bombed. 27% at Rotten Tomatoes.


    My wife still insists on seeing Vincent Cassel on the big screen up close
    and personal. God help me.

    --
    ~*~ Keeper of Monica Bellucci ~*~
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    Woodie See, Woodie Do, Nov 12, 2005
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  6. dja95670 Guest

    I have to admit I would love to see more of Vincent Cassel. He is very
    good actor.
    Donna A.
     
    dja95670, Nov 12, 2005
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  7. CliffB Guest

    wrote:
    > Donna A. wrote:
    > > The few previews that have come out have not been good. Most of had
    > > said that Aniston and Owen are miscast. I feel only the fan of these
    > > two actors will see it. Even thou I like them both. I will wait for
    > > the DVD.
    > > Donna A.

    >
    > Looks like it bombed. 27% at Rotten Tomatoes.
    >
    > MC
    > Keeper of Giovanni Ribisi!


    I heard one reviewer say she was serviceable in the role but that the
    script was ridiculous. The ad is obnoxious and offputting, but I almost
    always recoil from the crass manipulations of ads and previews. Is the
    much vaunted secret twist of the film that she's a femme fatale in the
    end? leave those roles to Angelina?

    She does seem to fare best in light comedy; she has some comic skills
    - her turn on SNL was above average.
     
    CliffB, Nov 12, 2005
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  8. KimStar Guest

    "CliffB" wrote:
    > I heard one reviewer say she was serviceable in the role but that the
    > script was ridiculous.


    That's my assessment, precisely. JA is OK in the role as far as her acting
    goes. But the script is insane and ludicrous, a complete mess, and JA is NOT
    a good fit for a role of this kind. She is simply not believable as the
    character she turns out to be.

    > The ad is obnoxious and offputting, but I almost
    > always recoil from the crass manipulations of ads and previews. Is the
    > much vaunted secret twist of the film that she's a femme fatale in the
    > end? leave those roles to Angelina?


    You're on the right track w/ that, and I agree completely: AJ would've been
    much better suited for a role like this...even though the plot would still
    be absurd and utterly cliché. It's been done to death. See my other comments
    in a separate post.

    > She does seem to fare best in light comedy; she has some comic skills
    > - her turn on SNL was above average.


    She can act, and has some appeal...but not in a heavy role, or as a master
    conniver and manipulator. I liked her in Good Girl. I agree she could handle
    comedy and lighter drama,,,cute, simple romance films. She just doesn't have
    the acting chops or screen persona suited for a thriller.

    ~kim~
     
    KimStar, Nov 12, 2005
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