after her husband's death, wealthy New Yorker Anna announces her plans
to remarry, only to be visited by a boy who claims to be the reincarnation
of her former spouse. At first she dismisses him, but comes to believe
he could be just who he claims...
This could possibly be the worst film I have seen this year! The films
premise is a good one - suggesting from the start a good supernatural
is he/isn't he story. Unfortunately the film never delivers
on that promise. The story drags. There's no suspense, no intrigue
and by the end you don't really care if the boy is the dead husband's
reincarnation or not! The only reason that this film has received
any publicity at all is due to its paedophilic undertones, something
that is in no way essential to the story.
Nicole Kidman's portrayal of a wife unwilling to let go of the memory
of her dead husband is disappointing, and the boy, played by Cameron
Bright (Godsend), is unconvincing and seems to be getting selected
for roles purely on his inability to smile for the duration of a film.
Definitely one to avoid.
Review by Paul