But it was working on it!
I was soooo disappointed by this one. The cover sports some awards it got, so that was promising. Alas....
The basic plot isn't original, and I won't knock it for any of that. Essentially a comatose patient wakens every now and again to go claim his ex-fiancé's engagement ring (don't worry, the movie makes no attempt to hide this fact from the viewer, hence robbing it of even that mystery).
With a flat shot-on-Digital Video look, and some really underpar actors - who I must say aren't helped by having ridiculous names - and no soundtrack worth mentioning, all we could hope for is some decent violence and gore. But nope, we don't even get that. In fact, they don't even get the ring right - in the opening scenes we learn that a woman wants a "2 carat rock", but the ring in question clearly isn't that.
One other thing - while the lady cop is certainly pretty to look at, she has zero believability in her role. There are two other characters (AKA Victims) in the film that look exactly the same, which doesn't help. And any film that uses props from IKEA (yes folks, I recognise that cheap lamp) also deserves a slap on the wrist. It beggars believe that our lady cop, after having "solved" the case, then ACCEPTS THE SAME RING from her beau, and doesn't even notice! Duh!
So anyway - this movie isn't particularly well written, shot, acted, nor does it include the necessary gore of violence. In fact, it's grade C stuff right from the outset (the first murder is the best as far as gore goes, and that's very very little). It's not worth your time. At the time of writing someone is sellijng it here at Amazon secondhand for 50p. It's a shame you have to pay for the postage and packing, because if that was free it MIGHT be worth half a quid. As it is, it's still overpriced.