While driving home one rainy night, Miranda has an
encounter with a mysterious young woman. Next we see her, Miranda
is a prisoner in the Penitentiary, accused of murdering her
husband. Miranda must piece together what happened to those hours
she cannot remember and figure out who killed her husband and why.
This is a good movie with lots of plot twists (however
unbelievable they may be) and a strong cast. It kept me guessing
and engaged the whole time. It could have been a stronger movie if
they simply would have made the little things just it a little
more believable, which would not have diminished the plot or feel
of the movie at all. For example, it takes place mostly in the
Penitentiary but apparently only five people are employed there
and the lights never work.
I think Halle Berry is just stunning, and even with little
make-up and a startled expression on her face throughout this
move, she remains stunning and captivating. Without her this movie
would not be as watchable as it is.
Penélope Cruz plays Chloe Sava, a prisoner of the Penitentiary
who slit the throat of her stepfather who molested her. I haven't
been thrilled by Cruz's performances in the past, but I liked her
in this role. She brought vulnerability and real emotion to her
and Pete (Downey)
gets a fright
and Pete (Downey)
Chloe (Cruz) and
Robert Downey Jr. plays Pete Graham, a psychologist at the
Penitentiary. He also played his role perfectly, almost manically,
leaving you guessing whether he's a good guy or a bad guy.
Gothika has a few Hollywood A-list producers behind it,
including Joel Silver from The Matrix Reloaded and The
Matrix Revolutions, Robert Zemeckis from Ghost Ship.
The DVD special features include:
- Commentary by the Directory and the Director of
- Behind Blue Eyes music video by Limp Bizkit
- English, French, and Spanish subtitles
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