Saturday, April 18, 2009

Personal Effects (2009) R - 3 Stars

The story behind the movie is pretty good but it just didn't go over well. With an all star cast, I expected more and I wasn't convinced in Linda's role as the bawling wedding planner. And Walter I just wasn't convinced he was in as much despair that he gave up wrestling, and instead reduced himself to humiliation in a chicken suit. I think it could have been a better movie.

Walter (Ashton Kutcher) and his mother Gloria (Kathy Bates) frequently attend support groups trying to cope with the loss of Walter's twin sister. She was murdered and mom and son are trying to bring closure. At the same meetings, Linda (Michelle Pfeiffer) attends as her husband was also a victim of murder. Walter and Linda keep unexpectedly keep running into each other while hanging around the court building. Together, they will help to heal each other's pain as a romance begins to bloom.

Gil Netter Productions, Insight Film Studios
Director: David Hollander
Writer: David Hollander
Producers: Tim McGrath, Gil Netter, Christian Arnold-Beutel
I viewed 3/09

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