2 November 2016 | MartinHafer
Donna Mills...married to Walter Pidgeon!?
Many, many, many years before, Thomas Carmichael (Walter Pidgeon) had his wife, Caroline (Donna Mills) put into suspended animation as she lay dying--in the hope that one day she can be revived from deep freeze and be cured. Now, 35 years later, she's awakened and her heart condition corrected and life is grand...right?! Well, maybe...maybe not. It seems that this pretty young woman is married to an old man and her children are older than she is! And, she knows very few people. Obviously, it will take some time to adjust to her new life. What takes longer to deal with is her deranged daughter...and that girl has some SERIOUS issues!!
I liked the idea of a woman waking up after decades and seeing how much things have changed as well as the strain this would put on a marriage. I really think the whole deranged daughter angle muddled this idea and was more of a distraction than anything else. Either do a psychotic daughter film OR make one about a woman frozen and then thawed decades later and her adjustment to life post-thaw...but not both. As a result, the film really lost me and it just seemed muddled. It could have been, and SHOULD have been, so much better.