Thursday, June 25, 2009

Mother's Boys

Certainly not a masterpiece but there are points of interest in this psychological slash horror thriller. Great to see Jamie Lee Curtis as the bad guy for a change just as it is to see her work with the legendary Vanessa Redgrave. For some reason both Peter Gallagher and Joanne Whalley always look like the proverbial deer caught in the headlights and here is no exception. A young Luke Edwards almost steals the show and we have cameos for Joss Ackland and Paul Guilfoyle and though the ending is predictable and rushed there are a few jumper moments and some great lighting to make this slightly better than the average turn on this theme. Speaking of theme, with a slight reworking of the script this could easily be made as an urban thriller with perhaps Rhianna in Jamie Lee's role and Lady Gaga in Whalley's....or vice versa...who cares.