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Year Of Release: 2002

Review Date: January 15, 2007

Rating: PG-13

Running time: 103 minutes

Box Office Gross: $16,872,671

Recommendation: Not recommended.

Site Rating: 2 out of 10 stars

The tagline of this film is, "What if you had seven days to live." The movie follows a generic anchor woman, played by Angelina Jolie, and a man on the street claiming to be a prophet who can see the future...for a fee. Yea, normally a total phony, but in this movie, his conduct was given cred. Kids, don't try this at home.

Side Bar: why does Hollywood like to mix religion with crudeness all the time. Further casting who they call holy people as crazy or with very strange habits, when who can do more drugs and act crazier than Hollywood.

Anyway, Jolie's character patronizingly talks to the city's sidewalk prophet, who regularly predicts things that will happen in the future. He in turn tells Jolie, on air, that she is going to die in a week.

Jolie's character then wonders if the cameraman that likes her, who dually enjoys annoying her, put him up to the dire prophecy. Not so. He did it of his own volition and it started happening as he predicted. I won't spoil the rest for you.

What drew me to this film is that Angelina Jolie, currently the world's most famous woman, is in it, and it was cheap, meaning inexpensive, meaning sale rack.

For the duration of the film I was distracted by the ultra-pale shade of blonde they put on Jolie for the film that didn't suit her or the character. It stood out too much. A darker shade of blonde would have been better. I guess they did that to exaggerate the stereotypes of anchorwomen, but it didn't help. However, Jolie, still beautiful, carried the film as best she could.

The movie is a fluffy and lighthearted project that I am surprised Jolie signed on to. It just didn't seem her cup of tea. As much as it tried, it was still a superficial, cliché filled film and she can actually act.

The film had its strong moments, though, mostly anchored by Jolie and Burns. However, other than that the film as largely light.

  


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