Release Date: May 5th, 2006 (Quad Cinema) by Turtles Crossing.
The Cast: Jeremy London, Katheryn Winnick, Mirelly Taylor, Elisa Donovan, Darrell Hammond, Fred Armisen.
Directed by William Tyler Smith.
BASIC PREMISE: Julian (London) and his wife Chalice (Winnick) experiment in a ménage à trois with Elena (Taylor).
ENTERTAINMENT VALUE: In this painfully unfunny romantic comedy, Julian, a college professor, has a brief affair with a pretty student named Elena. Soon, his wife Chalice meets her and agrees to have her join their relationship—sexually, of course. The stilted, unimaginative script has no suspense or surprises with too many awkward, meandering scenes. Nobody has any chemistry, especially between Julian and his wife and between Julian and Elena. Nor is Jeremy London convincing as a charming college professor—what does Elena see in him or in his wife, for that matter? Darrell Hammond co-stars as a colleague who warns Julian about going too far with a student. Hammond seems uncomfortable in this role as he tries to make the most out of a few somewhat funny lines—when he tries to serious, though, it’s hard to take him seriously. Director/co-writer William Tyler Smith films in digital, but there’s nothing worth mentioning about the cinematography and, unfortunately, the sex scenes lack any sizzle—and nudity. By the time the third act arrives, the plot occasionally loses its plausibility and becomes a contrived and pointless mess.
SPIRITUAL VALUE: Unfortunately, none.
INSULT TO YOUR INTELLIGENCE: Stilted and mostly unfunny script and occasionally implausible.
NUMBER OF TIMES I CHECKED MY WATCH: 5
IN A NUTSHELL: Implausible, stilted and mostly unfunny with no laughs, romance, or real drama to spare.
RECOMMENDED WAY TO WATCH: Never
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