I bought this movie - sorry Liz - because the magnificent Carmen Du Sautoy is in it. I am also a fan of Jeremy Sisto and John Barrowman.
Its meant to be based on a true story, but as the Liz Hurley character seems to kill everybody in sight its hard to know how this wisdom has been passed down to us ...
Its really a muddled sort of movie which is very confusing and becomes rather trying to sit through. The picture flits from the modern era to the past and it gets difficult to understand what is happening because its hard to grasp whether we are viewing the present, a re-enactment of the past for a movie, or the past ..don't ask.
Hurley plays an actress who basically takes on the murderous traits of the killer actress she is portraying. It has to be said that Elizabeth Hurley is gorgeous in this movie. She isn't a bad actress, but she's hardly Meryl Streep - sorry again Liz. The camera clearly loves her.Fair dues to Hurley, who does well with what is really a ludicrous premise and plot device.
Carmen Du Sautoy is gorgeous too - more like Hurley's sister than mother in the movie. Carmen is a world class actress and does the best she can with what she has.
Jeremy Sisto - as ever - also does well with a role that gets more confusing as the movie goes on. But he, like Barrowman is clearly eye candy!! Some scene's with Sisto look like a perfume ad, as he sinuously slides across the screen.
What can one say about John Barrowman in this - other than he makes a beautiful corpse? The very handsome Barrowman does the best he can too, and the viewer gets an eyeful of him in his underwear as well.
Its all a big mess really. But an entertaining one at that. It won't win any awards mind you, because its all rather messy. And it is unintentionally very funny in places.
Not great, but better than the awful DVD cover suggested ....