Tangled

Starring:
Rachael Leigh Cook as Jenny Kelley
Shawn Hatosy as David Klein
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers as Alan Hammond
Estella Warren as Elise Stevens
Lorraine Bracco as Anne Andersle
Dwayne Hill as Detective Denny Nagle

Special Features:
None

Other Info:
Widescreen (1.85:1) – Enhanced for 16×9 Televisions
Running Time: 89 Mins.
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound

Synopsis:
David Klein is taken to the hospital after being hit by a car. He had been running out of the woods wearing handcuffs. When police begin questioning him, he can’t remember what happened. But when he goes back in time to what he can remember, a tale of a vicious love triangle emerges.

In college, David was infatuated with his neighbor Jenny. He is friends with her and engages in intellectual discussions with her. As much as she enjoys his company, she prefers David remain a friend. When David’s old roommate Alan comes to town, Jenny immediately warms up to him. Wild, passionate, and impulsive, he’s the total opposite of David. However, when Jenny and Alan become an item, their friendships begin to fall apart. Betrayal, anger, and hatred begin to stir up which leads to an inevitable confrontation.

“Tangled” is rated R for language, sexuality, and violence.

The Movie:
“Tangled” is a teen drama. Needless to say, it’s not my kind of movie. Geared towards the teen crowd, it’s not exactly a movie I’d go out of my way to see. Despite my total lack of interest in this film, it has other problems, too. The film tries to be hip, sexy, and edgy when it’s really boring, predictable, and un-engaging. For example, the film tries to be steamy and sexy while most of the scenes are TV caliber material. (Unless you chalk up quick glimpses of male pubic hair as sexy.) The film then tries to seem more adult than a TV movie by throwing in generous uses of the f-word. It comes across as a desperate attempt to be taken seriously. The movie then tries to be clever by telling the story in a series of flashbacks with a big revelation at the end. However, the revelation isn’t worth the time spent watching the rest of the film and the flashback format pretty much tells you what happens by the end after the first 10 minutes. It just doesn’t work.

None of the characters in this movie have any appeal. It’s hard to understand why these two guys would fight over Rachael Leigh Cook’s character. The only thing she has going for her is a pretty face. And her reason for being attracted to both of them is never terribly apparent, either. Estella Warren also has a brief cameo in which she’s almost unrecognizable since she’s wearing heavy makeup and she’s gained a few pounds. It’s no wonder there’s no mention of her anywhere on the DVD cover.

In short, nothing about this film appealed to me. It’s a straight to video release, and after viewing this I see why.

The Extras:
There are no extras on this DVD.

The Bottom Line:
I think teens are the only ones that will be interested in this film. However, even they may be bored of it by the end.

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