20 June 2001 | Sack-3
Who gave this a 10?
Whenever I see a movie that doesn't have a comment, I try to add one. A tough assignment for this nothing movie. The movie starts and ends like it is a "message" movie against the current system of returning battered children to their abusers. It's an interesting message, but the movie that occurs in between has nothing to do with it. It is kind of a whodunit, but the acting is so bad that it almost views like one of those softcore porn movies--it's just a little light on the sex for that style. Sandra Bernhard's acting is so stilted that it reminded me of a Saturday Night Live skit where they try to act badly. The daughter gives even the worst child actors hope.
It isn't even good bad TV because it tries to get all serious at the end with its child abuse message. Kind of a buzz kill if the ending unintentionally cracks you up the same way it with me.