Sunday, June 10, 2012

MoH 104: Jenifer (2005)

Director: Dario Argento

Starring: Steven Weber, Laurie Brunetti, Carrie Fleming, Kevin Crofton, Beau Starr, Julia Arkos

More info: IMDb

Plot: Police officer Frank Spivey saves a disfigured young woman named Jenifer from being slaughtered by a crazy old man. He takes her into his home because she has nowhere else to go, but starts to become obsessed with her. Soon, it becomes clear that there are problems with Jenifer that turn Frank's life upside-down. He realizes that there is only one thing that will keep Jenifer from hurting anyone else and let him return to a normal life.

My rating:6/10

Will I watch it again? Noop.

Steven Weber (who wrote the teleplay) does a great job. I really dig this guy. He's the best thing about it next to the gorgeous Carrie Fleming.

I guess Sarah Jessica Parker wasn't available that week. I don't understand why she only plays deformed chicks in movies. Maybe it's that lovely rack of hers.

Anyway, those are the two best things about this (Weber and the makeup effects, that is). A few minutes after Frank (Weber) rescues Jenifer it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out how the rest of this is going to play out. It's rather obvious but that shouldn't get you down. The blatant PSYCHO (1960) rip-off music score by Claudio Simonetti performed on a synthesizer should. It's embarrassing. I hate to say that it took me out of the picture every once in a while but it did. The rest of the movie is by the numbers but it didn't keep me from appreciating the effort by Weber and the makeup department.

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