Thursday, October 15, 2009

100 Feet

(2008) **1/2

A woman (Famke Janssen) who killed her abusive husband is released from prison and placed on home confinement. Much to her distress, she finds the ghost of her dead husband is hanging out at the house and he's pissed. Actually, if he could talk I'm sure he would tell us how overjoyed he is to have his punching bag trapped in the house with him. She has double trouble by way of the cop who is her ex's partner. He's no fan of hers, he is staking out her house 24/7 waiting for her to slip up. Her only ally is a grocery delivery kid who she is subtly seducing.

Okay, this lady takes a pounding. This ghost is not shy by any means, he definitely didn't attend Casper's school for being friendly. He slams her into walls, throws her down stairs, whips dishes at her and smacks her around. Which brings me to my biggest issue with this film, is she bruised or not? In one scene she has cuts on her face, the next they are gone. She has a black eye one day, none the next. What the hell is that? I know she was an X-man, but this ain't Marvel bitch! The severity of these beatings should have rendered her hospitalized. By the end of the film this chick should have looked like Mrs. Potatohead.

The next thing that irks me is the random seduction of the grocery kid. So, I have the pissed off, violent ghost of my ex husband in the house. Think I'll have sex with this kid in front of him in his bed. Perhaps the beatings knocked a few screws loose in her head. Effects wise, there are a few scenes that are worthy of a nod but not enough for me to recommend it as a good watch.


Octopunk said...

I'm interested in this but I saw a thing in the trailer that kind of gave the game away. Although it seemed like the logical conclusion.

Too bad this isn't better, I like Famke Janssen.

Catfreeek said...

I like her too and had higher hopes for the film. It actually reminded me of Farrah Fawcett in The Burning Bed in too many ways.