Monday, August 30, 2010
After a horrific car accident, Anna (Ricci) wakes up to find the local funeral director Eliot Deacon (Neeson) preparing her body for her funeral. Confused, terrified and feeling still very much alive, Anna doesn't believe she's dead, despite the funeral director's reassurances that she is merely in transition to the afterlife. Eliot convinces her he has the ability to communicate with the dead and is the only one who can help her. Trapped inside the funeral home, with nobody to turn to except Eliot, Anna is forced to face her deepest fears and accept her own death. But Anna's grief-stricken boyfriend Paul (Long) still can't shake the nagging suspicion that Eliot isn't what he appears to be. As the funeral nears, Paul gets closer to unlocking the disturbing truth, but it could be too late; Anna may have already begun to cross over the other side.
I liked this one. Very suspensful all the way to the end, cuz it just keeps you guessing. A few subtle clues are stuck in there to kinda gives things away, but you gotta pay attention and watch out for them. Good performances by Neeson, Ricci and Long. Male fans of Miss Ricci (and maybe some women), will be pleasantly surprised to see that little Wednesday Addams is nekkid through a very large majority of this film. That must have been a challenge for her as an actress. I think she pulled her role off very well. I especially like the creepy scene of the bobblehead turning it's head on it's own!
This was a very good movie. It is extremely confusing if you do not pay close attention to the movie. And sometimes even those clues can contradict themselves but you still have to put A and B together. Definitely worth owning and definitely worth watching as long as you take it for what it is and actually enjoy these kinds of movies.