Saturday, August 12, 2006

Half Light

Half Light was a real surprise. Demi Moore stars as Rachel Carlson, a novelist who seems to have a near-perfect life. She is successful, wealthy, married to an ambitious editor and mother of a young, precocious son. Her life is altered dramatically when her son, Thomas, dies in a tragic accident.

Unable to write even several months after the accident, Rachel moves to an isolated Scottish town, holes up in a cabin near a lighthouse and tries desperately to re-discover her muse. It's sparked by a romance with the local lighthouse keeper, who is sensitive and insightful. Just when life seems to be looking up, though, things begin to go bad.

Are things really what they seem?

Half Light was a surprise because the acting was better than expected, the plot was interesting and the story had enough twists and turns to make the viewer a bit unsure about the conclusion. Some aspects of the script are too predictable, but mostly Half Light entertains the old-school way: by presenting a good story, and delivering it with quality acting.

1 comment:

Kelly said...

hmmm, I've never heard of this movie. I'll have to watch it, thanks!