Derailed (2005)

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Derailed (2005)
  • Time: 108 min
  • Genre: Drama | Thriller
  • Director: Mikael Håfström
  • Cast: Clive Owen, Jennifer Aniston, Vincent Cassel

Storyline:

Charles is worn down by his home life where he and his wife struggle to cope with the demands of their daughter’s illness and his job. When he meets Lucinda on the train to work in Chicago, there is an immediate spark between them. Soon they are doing lunch; dinner and drinks follow. This leads to an adulterous rendezvous in a hotel. However, no sooner have they torn each other’s clothes off than their room is invaded by a thief who beats Charles and rapes Lucinda. Because of the illicit nature of their relationship, Charles agrees with Lucinda who is reluctant to go to the police and soon finds he is powerless to resist the demands of the thief.

One review

  • I saw the trailer of “Derailed” and thought it looked like a really interesting film. My expectations unfortunately weren’t met, but there is still some enjoyment to be had from the film. The story was very underdeveloped and a bit unrealistic but the performances of Clive Owen, Jennifer Aniston, and Vincent Cassel kept the film moving. The standout of the cast is Vincent Cassel, he truly makes you hate him and you leave with a feeling in your stomach from him on screen. Director Mikael Håfström does a good job of making a solid thriller with some moments of suspense and some engrossing characters. The main problem is the script which fails at the midway point. I can only recommend you to watch this movie if you’re in the mood for the typical thriller with plenty of plot twists and good acting…

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