Synopsis: An upper class housewife (Kim Basinger) with an abusive husband witnesses the murder of a security guard and then must run for her life as the group of thugs are trying to do away with the only witness to their crime.
** Here's a quick warning since I don't normally give away too much in my reviews, but this movie sucks so bad I'm going to have to pick it apart. So don't read any further if you don't want to know too much plot for this pile of dung.
If you like movies where characters behave totally illogical and ridiculous things happen at every turn, then by all means go rent this immediately. Kim Basinger's character behaves like an idiot from the first moments of the movie. She's also really annoying, which makes it impossible to root for her when the danger arrives. For some reason, she brings it all on herself because she has to leave a snotty note on a car that's parked over the line, despite the fact that she found a spot to park not 30 feet away. Then the driver and his 3 thug friends approach her angrily and she starts running her mouth and pushing them and such. Real smart.
But it doesn't stop there. When a security guard who tries to help her gets shot, she jumps in her vehicle and has a good 2 or 3 minute head start on them. Oh my, where do you go?!?! Nope, not home nor the police station or anywhere with help. How about a new subdivision being built that is away from where any people are. Then when she wrecks her SUV, in some of the worst driving you'll ever see (until a few minutes later where somehow the bad guys wreck for no reason), but as she's fleeing she doesn't grab her purse, choosing instead to grab a metal red toolbox from her SUV. Yes, she's running and trying to get away from pursuers with a toolbox full of tools banging around. I'm not kidding.
Stupidity abounds from here, with gems like her actually somehow running TOWARDS where the bad guys are instead of away, the bad guys smelling her perfume in some rainy woods and this instantly tells them which way she went (they were also able to tell exactly what brand of perfume it is) and somehow in these same wet woods they find a small bit of blood and determine it's hers and also which way she's heading.
To add to the fun, somehow suddenly this pathetic housewife, who can't even keep the kids toys picked up and cowers like a little kitten when her husband raises his voice the slightest, becomes a tough girl badass murderer. She could get away but decides it's better to kill her pursuers, who conveniently split up for her.
And then for whatever reason, in the last 10 minutes 2 of the stupidest things in the history of films happen, just to top it off. Also, she actually drives by the original murder scene but doesn't stop and tell the cops what all has went on. Using her super-intelligence, she decides to go home and commit more crimes with the original murder weapon. I won't ruin that, but let's just say she sets herself up with a lot of murder charges for what all has gone down in the movie. I'm guessing she'll either get the death penalty or spend her life in prison so the kids she loves so much through the film can live a crappy, parent less life. Genius.
This movie is just a great example of how not to make a thriller. There's just no logic to it at any point and it's about as stupid of a movie as I've seen in a long time. I only gave it any rating points at all because it's decently shot and some of the acting isn't too bad (not Kim's role), plus there's a little bit of gory stuff. This is so bad I wouldn't be surprised if the Academy actually tries to take back Basinger's Oscar. Rightfully so.