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This review is from: Killing Me Softly  [DVD] (DVD)
This was a very disappointing film with a convoluted narrative and poor performances from Joseph Fiennes (from 'Shakespeare In Love') and a pallid looking Heather Graham who serves no other purpose other than being a vehicle for gratuitous T&A shots in soft focus.
The film is about a mountaineer (Fiennes) who has returned to London following a tragic accident on an undisclosed mountain where his lover and a couple of extras died in suspicious circumstances. Heather Graham's character is living with her boyfriend who she dumps for the sultry looking Fiennes as she becomes infatuated by him at a pelican crossing when he keeps looking at her (hilarious and embarrassing attempt at being sexy), this ends up with at least 5 cheesy (and graphic) sex scenes. Graham leaves her fella and moves in with Fiennes only to start receiving 'warning' messages that Fiennes is a psycho. She goes undercover and the story doesn't get going until about 30 mins till the end.
This film version of the book is different in many ways - none of them however are better. The plot is very predictable and the twist in the story is about as original as 501 Jeans. This so called' Thriller' is about as exciting as boiled cabbage, but the sex scenes are comedic and I cringed for Fiennes/Graham who had no chemistry whatsoever.
This film proved to me that Joseph Fiennes and Heather Graham cannot lead a film. This film scrapes a 1/5 and is the worst I have seen in ages