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Enough is Enough
Member Name: Tingram2012
Advantages: Good Storyline, some good scenes
Enough is a crime thriller that has got it all, Drama, tension and best of all, revenge. Enough was released in November 2002 and was directed by Michael Apted.
Slim (Lopez) is a waitress in a small cafeteria with her best friend Ginny (Lewis). One day she meets Mitch (Campbell) the man of her dreams. They quickly get married and start a new life together in there new home. Then, sees the arrival of there first child Gracie and there picture perfect life continues until Slim finds out that Mitch has been cheating on her. When she confronts him she finds out that Mitch has a dark side and this is the first time he strikes her. He threatens her and tells her that he is the man of the house and he can do what he likes and most importantly 'there is no way he is willing to live without her'.
Terrified for herself and the safety of her daughter she flees in the middle of the night but Mitch is relentless. Mitch enlists the help of violent hencemen to find his family and bring them back home. Slim realises that the nightmare is not going to stop unless she fights back. She changes her appearance and learns to defend herself. Slim knows that Mitch will never give up as long as he lives so she engages him into a physical and psychological battle finally showing him that enough is ENOUGH.
Slim (Jennifer Lopaz)
Mitch Hiller (Billy Campbell)
Ginny (Juliette Lewis)
Gracie (Tessa Allen)
Joe (Dan Futterman)
Phil (Christopher Maher)
Jupiter (Fred Ward)
Robbie (Noah Wyle)
Jennifer Lopez is not my favourite actress and I dont think she particularly stands out like some of the A listers but in this film I think she did an alright job. Her performance as an abused wife was quite believable and I think the part suited her level of acting.
Billy Campbell was an excellent choice for this role. He came across as a loving caring Husband and no one would of believed he would have had a dark side. When his alter ego first rears its ugly head you can see how quick someone can turn from a trusting, loving person into a controlling and abusive one. He definitely made his character a very believable villian.
I have to say I think Tessa Allen who played Gracie did an award winning job. Alot of the scenes she was in were pretty scary and she did an excellent job of acting out these scenes and looked genuinely frightened all the time. Seeing those particular scenes definitely pulls at your heartstrings.
This film is really quite good, like most similar films it is very much predictable, although there is a little bit of doubt at the end on which way it might actually go.
As a thriller its not quite as 'on the edge of your seat scary' like films such as Silence of the Lambs but it does have its moments.
Director and Writer Commentary
Making of Cinemax Special
Language - infrequent, strong
Violence - some, moderate
Run time 110 minutes.
All in all I enjoyed the film, its nice to see a women fighting back against physical and mental abuse and fighting for whats right.
Summary: If I can have you know one will