Thursday, February 18, 2010
THE LOVE OF HER LIFE aka A WOMAN'S RAGE
THE LOVE OF HER LIFE (AKA A Woman's Rage/2008 telefilm). Director: Robert Malenfant.
Allison (Cynthia Preston) is a deranged woman who can't let go of her ex-boyfriend (Cameron Bancroft). When she discovers that he's engaged to another woman she murders him, and then murders his sister so that she can take her place. She winds up moving in with the dead man's fiancee (Brandy Ledford) and her teenage son, Scott (Alex House), feigning friendship with the boy so she can do as much damage as possible. The acting is more than okay, but this is a lesser entry n the "psycho-bitch" sweepstakes, and the climactic confrontation between the two women is abrupt and utterly flat -- a big build-up to nothing.
Verdict: Very minor-league study of obsession. *1/2.