Basically a pulp psycho-thriller dressed up as a prestige erotic drama, but crafted by a filmmaker on the caliber of Atom Egoyan, and with this cast - Amanda Seyfried, in particular, is surprisingly effective - it manages to be satisfyingly entertaining. A great looking picture, sexy, sleek, and packing a preposterous plot twists or two, but worth watching.
Ya ni chinga Egoyan. No solamente su talento y originalidad han desaparecido,sino que ahora, pone las nalgas al servicio de Hollywood para realizar este inutil remake de la muy reciente "Nathalie..." de Anne Fontaine, pero esta madre solo demuestra que ni Liam Neeson es Gerard Depardieu, ni la machorra Julianne Moore es Fanny Ardant, ni muchisimo menos la tal Amanda Seyfried es aquella diosa llamada Emmanuelle Beart.
Too bad Cressida Wilson is a hack writer (especially when she detours from the original Nathalie X). Egoyan makes the most of it but even he can't salvage the straight to Cinemax erotic thriller ending.
***1/2. American style remake of French director Anne Fontaine's 'Nathalie' (2003). You may say what you want but there's still the Atom Egoyan's touch here even though he didn't write the screenplay. Highly recommended if you're a fan of the Canadian master.
I bet Julianne Moore kicks more ass in this than Liam Neeson on all his Taken films... combined. Well, it did get a bit corny and over-the-top, specially near the end, but it was so fun to watch! I loved that modern house and all the seduction game. And how adorable was seeing a young Max Thieriot, hum?! We should have seen way more scenes of that "betrayal" so that the twist wouldn't be so predictable.