Tempted (2003)

TV Movie   |  PG-13   |    |  Drama, Romance

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A married woman becomes attracted to a young man after she takes the ashes of her nanny to Hawaii.


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11 April 2003 | sweetmandalee
Typical Life time movie
Ok, so I saw Tempted about 2-3 weeks ago. My critique, the title expains it all. Emma (Madsen) is a workaholic mommy, who "doesn't connect" with her husband anymore, has to deal with her typically bad-attitude-child, and no time to deal with it, and worrying about her einstien youngin cuz, nothing else is wrong with him but,gosh darnit, he doesnt have any friends! Well, just when just when you couldn't feel any sorrier for poor-working hard-typical AMerican-dont know how do deal with my life and all the insignifixant crap that surrounds me- mommy, guess what?? Her guardian that raised her as a child DIES! And as she is just beginning to feel like crap for not taking time out of her day to call her every now and then, she gets a letter, in saying her "dying wish" is for her to take her ashes back to Hawaii to have an ancient burial. UGH,BUT HOW WILL THIS FIT INTO MY SCHEDUAL?!? Ok, so she leaves the lil monsters and there ridiculosly unqualified father back in Boston as she takes off Hawaii, where she meets Kala, her guardian's sisters, much younger son, and she becomes "Tempted" by him. And he is pretty smittin by her too. Anywayz, as that romance barely begins to bud before it blossoms, back home in Boston ol' Daddio comes home to ms teen thing making out on the couch with sum Hoodlum!!! Her excuse, "Daddy, you aren't supposed to be home this early!!" Yeah, I know. So, papa flips, and flies the kids and himself to Hawaii where he can hide behind Emmas skirt from the children. Meanwhile, BACK to Hawaii while all the drama is happening in Boston, Emma is informed that their land is going to be taken over or something, they never really go into it, it really takes a back seat to the whole "I am tempted by you" thing, that takes the wheel, but don't worry, it all comes together in the end :) But as she goes to get the legal papers from a bitchy neighbor who is fighting for the case, she is shockigly surprised that, her mother in fact isn't dead, but living on that very island!!! - now guess who it is? Oh the drama! Oh yeah and Kala "the one who is tempting every one" (Jason Momoa) has a son too.. yup.. 15.. same age as lil hell raiser from Boston. Hmm.. intresting huh?? And in all actuallity, Momoa would have been like 7 when he had the kid, no kidding. Now, just as the a storm is coming in, lil hell raiser figures out the whole thing about her mommys mommy and yells and screams and throws a tantrum and just when you want to throw the t.v. out the window to get rid of her God-awful screeching, Momma stands up and screams back and runs off as her offspring calls for her to come back, Momma is running and the storm rolls in...And if Im not mistaken which I may be"pathetic papa" and "Pretty boy" clash, all the while, the storm rolls in, representing a coming dramatic climax to the movie. (I totally get symbolism)Ok so, as pretty boys kid comes in and starts telling "Einstein" about all these bones in this cave or whatever, he just HAS to see them, so the three kiddos take off somewhere where the other two (Einstien and Lil hell raiser) have no clue where they are. As pretty boys youngin' climbs the cave to get candles I believe it was to light the cave becasue the storm has started, he falls about 3ft. and somehow manages to -what- knock himself out. So, Lil hell raiser and Einstein are left alone, she goes for help and he stays behind, what happens next. You'll have to watch and see. :-) Alright, so in final remarks, in my opinion, over-acted, way to dramatic ;especially Brooke Harman a.k.a. "lil hell raiser" but don't fret my dear, there is plenty of room for you on "The Young and the Restless", you'd fit in great. Jason Momoa's steamy hot looks are the only thing attracting middle aged house wifes to this flick. If you had the chance to watch that or stare at your hands, then I'd watch it, in all actuallity, it really wasnt that bad. Just a bit over acted. Although I must admit, I'd only watch it again for one thing. Jason Momoa. Seriously, pretty, pretty man

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