Movies From the Hat IV #20 – Vinnie’s Pick – Angel Eyes (2001)


This is my 2479th Review

Thanks to Vinnie of VinnieH for this recommendation.

Here are his thoughts on the film.

Angel-Eyes-6634-866“You ever wonder what scratch means?, what people mean when they say “Let’s start from scratch”, this is scratch. ” – Catch

Number of Times Seen – 1 (4 Sep 2016)

Brief Synopsis – A tough female police officer meets a mysterious man who saves her life and tries to uncover the mystery of his life.

My Take on it – When Vinnie recommended this to me, I expected this to be a psychological thriller where Lopez would take off her clothes.

But I must say that he throughoy surprised me with his pick here because despite seeming like a thriller on the poutseide, this is really a romance movie that deals with secretive pasts.

Both stars Jennifer Lopez and Jim Caviezel are very good here as people with mysterious pasts and I liked how they slowly told us bit by bit more and more about their troubled pasts.

Each character had a kind of deceptiveness to them because on the one hand, they wanted to learn about the other but at the same time wanted to hide their own agonizing past.

The characters are set up really well and the romance aspect of it all is done very well.

The problem I had was that the B (and C) stories just got in the way of things and muddled the film a bit because these subplots keep hinting at a thriller aspect that never really happens.

Lopez apparently wanted 8 Million bucks for this role and as good as she is here, she isn’t spectacular and I think they could have saved a few million by hiring someone else in her stead. 🙂

Bottom Line – Pretty good romance that sets up its characters quite well. Was expecting a thriller and was pleasantly surprised by the way this one was handled. I liked the mystery aspect of both of their lives and how we slowly uncover more of more of each of their pasts. Not sure if Lopez is worth 8 million bucks (see Trivia section below)  for this, but she and costar Caviezel are solid here.  Most of the supporting cast is wasted with tangent subplots. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Jennifer Lopez initially turned down the lead when the production refused to meet her $8 million salary request. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy

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