Not being a fan of either Demi Moore or Bruce Willis, I was not preparedtobe blown away by both their performances in Mortal Thoughts. The twoactorsgive nuanced and very real performances as regular Jersey folks, andGlenneHeadly steals the movie. Demi (Cythia) and Glenne (Joyce) play lifelongfriends, both beauticians at Joyce's shop. Joyce is married to theinsufferable Jimmy (Willis), who alternately ignores, harasses, and hitsher, when he's not out partying. Joyce is constantly talking about killingJimmy, and since the movie begins during the investigation into his death,the movie raises your suspicion from the start.<br><br>The entire movie is told as a flashback during the police questioning ofCynthia, and Demi manages to bring to life a scared, distraught, exhaustedand defensive woman whose life as a simple mother of two has been turnedupside down. Harvey Keitel, as the lead investigator into the case, givesanamazing performance, supplying the audience with the right level of doubtabout Cynthia's story to keep the suspense flying until the end - and allwhile sitting in the same chair for most of the film! Glenne Headly showsjust how good she is as Joyce goes from kooky and fun to paranoid andpotentially dangerous. The ending manages to tie all the ends of themysteryup while grabbing at your emotions. Truly a satisfying film for a dark andstormy night.
Mystery / Thriller
Mystery / Thriller
The hairdresser, wife and mother Cynthia Kellogg is in police department being interrogated by the experienced detective John Woods and his partner, Detective Linda Nealon. Through flashbacks, she reveals how her best friend and colleague Joyce Urbanski married the scum and nasty James Urbanski; how hard Joyce's life with James was; and why Joyce became a criminal. The smart detective finds some contradictions in her statement and presses Cynthia, trying to disclose the truth of two murders.
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