26 October 2000 | jennys-saviour
Erotic Thriller thats not that thrilling
This is the first erotic thriller I have ever seen and it will be the last. I believe films work for audiences when two things are done. The film pulls off its premise with conviction. Or the film is a genre movie and gives the Audiences what they want. And I think that is the main problem with "A place called Truth" It is written like a bad noir and photographed like a serious drama movie. But at its heart it is silly soft core porn. This makes the film seem like an R rated version of "days of our lives" and that goes for the acting as well. Plot and Character motive are ignored early on in the film, but are then relied upon for the final act to have its weight.
The final ingredient a film like this needs is a sense of daring about its subjects e.g how far will they go, how perverse are the situations. This film doesnt have that.