Derailed is Mikael Håfström's 9th movie, and is a very good one too. Charles (Clive Owen) is an ex-teacher, now working in stocks, and has a child who's in desperate need of medicines to stop her diabetes; Lucinda (Jennifer Aniston), is in the stock broker game too, but not everything is black and white.
They meet on a Chicago local train, as Charles has forgotten his money. Lucinda gives him $9, and his intrigue builds. He's obviously smitten with her, but he's no idea that it's not going to end well for him.
Not a bad movie altogether, Clive Owen's role is very well played, but Aniston just isn't convincing for me. Yes she does do a good job - but I feel that Clive's the stronger character. Vincent's role is predictable, they've always got him down for a bad guy for some strange reason, I'd like to see him in more roles, as he's a great actor.
The plot isn't bad too, but it's becoming a bit of a cliché of Hollywood cinema at this present time, I mean, how many films have a very similar background?
The DVD isn't as good as I expected, yes, the framing is great if you have a widescreen TV, but the extras are far from great. We get 4 deleted scenes and a making of, not really much. But when you think about it, how many extras do you really watch? Have to admit I only really use the commentaries when I really like a film.
Well worth renting, I don't see this having a lot of re-watching appeal.