4 February 2004 | claudio_carvalho
A Predictable Festival of Clichés
Debbie Strong (Jodi Lyn O'Keefe) is a violent teenager confined in a mental institution. She loves to write and read poems. She shows her poetry to her doctor, and he reveals them to other persons in the asylum. Debbie becomes upset with that action, in her opinion, a betrayal of her trusts by the doctor. One night, she kills the nurse that systematically abuses of her and her doctor, and escapes from the asylum. She gets a ride on the road with Tracy Carley (Sarah Lancaster), the daughter of a millionaire, who is going to the university. In an accident, Tracy dies and Debbie decides to use her identity. She meets professor Sam Deckner (Jsu Garcia), the writer of her favorite book, and has a crush on him. However, Sam has a commitment with professor Carla Briggs (Katherine Kendall), and Debbie tries to make them break up to seduce Sam. What happens next is a predictable festival of clichés. This erotic thriller has everything that a viewer has watched before: it is a kind of teen version of `Fatal Attraction' mixed up with other teen movies. The coincidences, such as Debbie and Tracy being very alike, or the meeting of Debbie with her favorite writer, Sam, irritate me. Jodi Lyn O'Keefe has a pair of wonderful eyes and a very beautiful face. However, in one sex scene with close, the viewer may see some fat and wrinkles on her buttocks, having a sudden cut of the camera in the montage of the film. It would be better off for this young actress not undressing in that position with such a close. Inclusive, the scene would be more sensual. My vote is five.
Title (Brazil): `Dupla Personalidade' (`Double Personality')