Following 5 posts will be my #BirthdayWatch, movies which were recommended to me for my Birthday.
Movie Name: Sleeping with the Enemy “Natural Julia Roberts is terrific even with such bland character to play. Sleeping with the Enemy is a direct but silly thriller.” SharpRatings: 6 - #Okay
Laura (#JuliaRoberts) had it enough with her long marriage that is filled with abuse, she fakes her death to get away from unstable Martin (#PatrickBergin) and start a new life as Sara Waters. #SleepingWithTheEnemy is as cartoonish and as hackneyed as thriller gets, the characters are very one-sided and laughable, the story itself is pretty but the way its told is very weak and obnoxious but somehow the Sleeping with the Enemy is a very fun movie you get into this silly story and then somehow wants to the outcome, the finale which is even mindless but very deeming. The film has a very scenic attitude, meaning that much of the film is comprised of listless montages, pretty, yes, but substantial and worthy of inclusion, no. This makes the film inhabit a dreary state, where the characters are not that interesting to stay in-tune with, the plot is nothing but a simple kickstarter to get things going, and the relationships between characters are wholly unmemorable. The photography is superb and easy on the eye, there are some good frames that you will enjoy. Yet the most astonishing thing of all, setting aside the scenic atmosphere, the uninteresting characters, the tepid plot progression, and the redundancy of it all is the hammy acting by almost everyone involved. Even Roberts, who is often quaint and sophisticated in her roles. She recites her dialog with a wooden state of mind, seemingly reading it off a cue-card, making much of her delivery awkward and unpolished. #KevinAnderson as the new love interest and even Bergin don't bring too much else to the table, other than the males in her life that are causing her untold grief. The film that took down mighty #HomeAlone after weeks seems to be less than you notice. Sleeping with the Enemy is one you can go on without giving a try, or watch the better version with similar themes and plot, a movie called #SafeHaven.