Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Footsteps (2003) NR - 3 Stars

Originally made for T.V., the movie was a decent thriller about a murder mystery writer thinking she is having a nervous breakdown. Solid performance by Candice, worth a rent if you can't find something current.

Daisy Lowenthal (Candice Bergen)is a best selling author who specializes in thrillers. In her book, she has recently killed off one of her most popular fictional characters. And the fans are not happy about it. Daisy feels she is loosing her mind over it and spends a weekend at her beach home completely isolated to get over her fears. She doesn't even want her husband Robbie (Michael Murphy) to stay with her.

One of the locals in the area named Spencer (Bug Hall), is Daisy's biggest fan and knows just about everything about her and her novels. He tells her things that freak her out regarding her personal life. She fears him and her paranoia thinks a cop Eddie Bruno (Bryan Brown), might be the one to help her settle her nerves. But there is more to the story than meets the eyes and Daisy will finally face every fear she held inside.

20th Century
Director: John Badham
Writer: Shelley Evans
I viewed 11/07

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