Predictable. Badly written. Badly directed. And did I mention Renee Zellweger?
When a film takes four years, six release date changes and even being pulled off of said schedule at least once during that time, it’s probably in the best interest of the studio to shelve it for good. Oh, how I wish they would have.
We’ve seen everything in this film over and over again. The one scene I want to point out is the scene between Jodele Ferland and her psychiatric counselor involving a questionnaire of yes and no answers. The little girl spews so much irrelevant vitriol that even in reality a crazy kid probably wouldn’t say back to the counselor. It made the whole scene and practically the whole film absurd (if it wasn’t already by that point, your mileage may vary.)
And how can Zellweger’s character go from not believing what’s happening to wanting to liquidate the girl in the blink of an eye? It’s like a light switch was flipped with no indecision at all.
I’ll say it now for the record: this is a film that never should have seen the first frame of film. Awful. Half a star out of four, there were some “eh” performances.