When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, the two must turn the tables on him to save their families.
Release Year: 2005
Rating: 6.5/10 (38,840 voted)
Critic's Score: 40/100
Stars: Clive Owen, Jennifer Aniston, Vincent Cassel
Charles is worn down by his home life where he and his wife struggle to cope with the demands of their daughter's illness and his job. When he meets Lucinda on the train to work in Chicago, there is an immediate spark between them. Soon they are doing lunch; dinner and drinks follow. This leads to an adulterous rendezvous in a hotel. However, no sooner have they torn each other's clothes off than their room is invaded by a thief who beats Charles and rapes Lucinda. Because of the illicit nature of their relationship, Charles agrees with Lucinda who is reluctant to go to the police and soon finds he is powerless to resist the demands of the thief.
Writers: Stuart Beattie, James Siegel
Jerry the Lawyer
Night Clerk Ray
(as Rachel Blake)
Avery Price Receptionist
Some lines should never be crossed.
The Weinstein Company [United States] |
Release Date: 11 November 2005
Filming Locations: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $12,211,986
(13 November 2005)
(23 July 2006)
Did You Know?
When Laroche (Cassel) goes over to Schine's house, he tells Schine's daughter in French: "Je m'appelle Laroche, comme une petite roche qui va bientôt baiser ton père par derrière". Translation: "My name is Laroche, like a little rock who will soon screw your father from behind." Then, he tells her that in English, it means: "My name is Laroche, it means a rock. Like the little rocks rolling down a river".
Although the card at the end of the film reads "December", the last shot is that of Charles's daughter running outside with fall leaves and trees all around her, clearly not a Chicago winter.
Eliot, I'm in trouble.
What kind of trouble?
I cheated on Deanna.
You never cheated before?
Everybody cheats, Charles and you know what? Everybody gets over it.
No, this is different.
Everybody says it's different too. Don't worry you'll be fine…
There's this man…
-I don't wanna know who it was with.
I was avoiding the film because of the lower ratings it had received
but after several recommendations, I went and saw it and was
surprisingly pleased with the whole film from start to finish. In my
opinion, this could be very well one of the best thrillers of the year.
The trailer for it really doesn't do it justice for what the movie
really is; a dark, suspenseful, edge of your seat thriller. Jennifer
Aniston does a great job breaking out of her Friends character that
everyone associates her with and that so few sitcom actors have been
able to do. Don't wait for this one to come out on DVD. You definitely
want to catch this one in the theater.