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on 3 November 2012
This film seems to have all the right ingredients, but somehow they totally fail to gel. The storytelling is uneven, J-Lo is miscast, and overall I struggled to actually care enough about the characters. It's only an hour and three quarters long, but watching it felt like a chore. I didn't even properly watch it to the end, because it was obvious what was going to happen and I just didn't care enough to stick around for the details.
Glad I only rented it.
ETA: April 2014. I have since watched this movie again, to the end this time - mostly, I confess, because it was free to stream and Alex O'Loughlin is beyond gorgeous ;)
I'm still not really enormously impressed: J Lo isn't believable in the role, and the film is definitely overlong.
That said, with lower expectations, it was better than I remembered If you're in the market for a silly movie and an excuse to drool over O'Loughlin, then it's worth borrowing or renting. It is quite entertaining in retrospect seeing a few actors who've gone on to bigger and better things, and as a way to waste a couple of hours it's more than acceptable. I'm almost tempted to raise my review to three stars but I don't think it's quite merited. Definitely 2 3/4 stars, though.