27 March 2018 | Ed-Shullivan
Kiss me you fool
Overall I thought the acting was decent, and this whodunit mystery had me guessing and admittedly second-guessing my first choice as to who kidnapped Ann Bradshaw's (Daphne Zuniga) husband in broad daylight. Ann Bradshaw and her husband Dale (Robert Underwood) are raising their teenage daughter Casey (Nicole Muñoz) under some marital strain after Dale's extra-marital affair is exposed. Men eh? You just can't trust us.
Dale Bradshaw has a business partner named Mel Davidson (David Lewis) who appears to be close to the three Bradshaw family members if you believe the barbecuing video tapes that the family and the cops have looked at over and over again. In fact Mel appears to be affectionate towards Dale's wife Ann in her time of great need as the kidnapper(s) send her videos of the kidnapped Dale which the lead detective Barry Matthews (Aaron Pearl) picks up this hand holding on being the smart, strong and handsome detective that he is.
It seems Ann Bradshaw has her way with the men surrounding her but not with (DEA) Drug Enforcement Agent Pullman (Johannah Newmarch) who has a permanent scowl on her face and she is in direct opposition with the lead detective Barry Matthews willingness not to consider Ann Bradshaw a suspect in her husbands kidnapping. The detectives and the DEA discover that the Mexican drug cartel is involved and millions of dollars are being transferred in and out of Dale and Mel's manufacturing business to offshore banks.
As I said the film kept me in suspense at least until the last 15 minutes when the film fell apart and became just one of many lame mystery/crime films with a below par ending. I don't expect a TV budget film to wow me like a blockbuster big screen release may, but I do expect that the writers after investing 90 percent into a good plot would end their suspense/mystery film with somewhat of a believable ending. I won't spoil the ending for anyone, because I'll leave the spoiler to the producers who did a great job spoiling a decent made for TV film into a below par film due to a rotten ending.
I give this film a 5 out of 10 rating.