2 Minute Warning
Review by Ross Anthony

Squeezed tight between a rock and a hard place, a sweet little love story begins to blossom. It's got mystery, romance, magic and a supernatural twist. The woman is beautiful and tough. The man is in love, determined to find his way into her heart. Unfortunately, despite the fact that Frank Cadillac can see the future -- this love story never develops beyond its well-deserved beginning. Why not? Because a loud, noisy, shallow, action film takes over this otherwise quite surprisingly endearing romance.

I don't know if two scripts were sandwiched together or the quiet script was lacerated and injected with action hero pages. In any case, way too many shots are fired, far too many vehicles blown up, coincidences mount and a Las Vegas Magician learns FBI lingo way too fast.

Cage, Biel and Moore give strong performances, but it's the final version of this script, the dialogue and the misguidedness of the production that lag. I'm surprised at Moore for taking such a shallow role. Too bad too, so much could have been done with this limited future view idea when crossed with a love story. Other films that do a better job of marrying the supernatural with the super sweet: Groundhog Day , 50 First dates , Happy Accidents .

-- Book Contest --

  • Next. Copyright © 2007.
  • Starring Nicolas Cage, Julianne Moore, Jessica Biel, Thomas Kretschmann, Tory Kittles, Jose Zuniga, Peter Falk.
  • Directed by Lee Tamahori.
  • Screenplay by Gary Goldman, Jonathan Hensleigh, Paul Bernbaum. Based on a story by Philip K. Dick.
  • Produced by Nicolas Cage, Norm Golightly, Todd Garner, Arne L. Schmidt, Graham King at Paramount/Revolution/IEG/Saturn/Broken Road.

Grade..........................C+ (1/4)

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