Director: Joel Schumacher
Run time: 1hr 31
Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman are both pretty big stars, so we thought this would be worth checking out. Never hurts to watch a bit of an action movie, and clocking in at just about 90 minutes made it even more appealing to me!
0:36 – That looks lovely and green. Mmm, forests.
3:05 – I can’t see Nicole and Nicholas as a couple.
4:00 – I want their house.
5:06 – Safe pass code is 5578.
7:13 – I feel as though she may have escaped that way before.
9:30 – They have zero chemistry. Although maybe they are just meant to be acting that way.
14:14 – It can’t be that odd to not have a cellphone on you. I don’t carry mine with me around the house.
16:00 – A fake code that acts real but calls the police is genius!
25:45 – The bandits, they are falling apart a little bit.
26:04 – Are they aware that one of their party is just getting stoned and watching TV?
27:27 – And trying on other people’s clothes!
30:32 – He has a nice smile.
33:48 – Seems as though the brother was more keen than she was. Why blame her?
34:40 – She’s smarter than she looks.
37:30 – The burglar has a sob story.
40:57 – “We never owned this house, it owned us.”
43:51 – The burglar made up his sob story.
48:11 – This family seem awfully good at pick pocketing.
51:35 – They even have an endless pool! No wonder all their money is tied up in there.
53:50 – At some point, the burglars will have to admit there is no money to be had!
54:59 – Wow, that alarm system gives the police a lot of detail! Which window is broken and everything.
1:00:20 – She’s still not convinced, that police woman.
1:02:11 – Is this another lying sob story? It sounds more believable.
1:02:54 – “It’s really bad mojo to kill a taxman.”
1:10:22 – Who calls themselves a cuckold?
1:17:09 – The bandits are definitely falling apart.
1:19:28 – “Man, you could have saved us all a lot of aggravation.”
1:22:34 – Nail guns just seem like a bad idea all round.
1:25:08 – Will they get into trouble for killing people?
I think it’s fascinating that this film made only about $25k in the box office and was yanked after 10 days. It broke records with the speed it went to DVD – 18 days. I mean, it wasn’t great, I will admit to that. A lot of shrieking, some pretty unbelievable villains, but an okay premise and a plot that wound its way towards the end through some medium-level twists and turns. It wasn’t my favourite film of the year, I agree, but I have seen an awful lot worse!