Flesh and Bone (1993)

“I wanna celebrate. I feel free.” – Kay Davies

Number of Times Seen – 1 (9 Nov 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A man with a troubled past meets a woman who he suspects was the baby that his killer father spared 30 years earlier when he killed the rest of her family.

My Take on it – This is a Meg Ryan movie that I’ve been interested in seeing for years yet never got around to it.

Since I’m trying to now expand my knowledge of her filmography, I decided to finally check it out.

This is one of three films that Ryan starred in with her husband (at the time) Dennis Quaid.

The story is very bleak and has poor pacing because it moves along so slowly and drags along which makes it so much harder to get through.

None of the characters are developed well enough and they all seem like typical stereotypes that unfortunately have very little tangible aspects of their lives.

The story starts off by hinting at numerous parts of their past, and try to get the viewer to figure things out even though it seems like too much of a coincidence that these kind of things could happen.

The chemistry between the characters is uneven despite the fact that Ryan and Quaid were married at the time.

Quaid, who usually plays a fun loving characters is too dour here and this is further proof that these kinda roles are definitely not for him.

James Caan has a small, yet significat role here and once he shows up, many of the pieces start to fall into place, but are left hanging a bit even if it’s not very satisfying to watch it all try to come together

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Producer Mark Rosenberg died at the age of forty-four of a heart attack on the set in Stanton, Texas. The film is dedicated to him. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (3/10)


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