November 11, 2005, - 11:59 am
By Debbie Schlussel
The movie, “Derailed,” debuting in theaters today, is getting a lot of hype.
It’s Jennifer Aniston’s attempt to show us she can play a bad girl, a scumbag-ette. The plot is this: two married executives who had an affair, and are now being blackmailed by a thug. It looked exciting. But this movie didn’t live up to my expectations. In fact, it’s a dud.
You keep seeing her “Friends” character, Rachel, every time she’s on screen (which is not so much; she’s a co-star at best). Plus, she spends most of this film moaning and crying.
I’ve seen plenty of thrillers less predictable. And so have you. Don’t waste your time being “Derailed.” See or do something else. Rent something by Hitchcock. He knew how to do thrillers, not the writers and director of this flick.
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