Black Widow

  • Armand Mastroianni (2007)
  • US
  • 89 min
Black Widow
Film Review
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2 out of 5

The bland and unconvincing scripting of this thriller does a hackneyed storyline no favours, as an LA photojournalist (Alicia Coppola) immediately suspects her best pal's beautiful new girlfriend (Elizabeth Berkley) of nefarious deeds. Gut instinct provides the lame explanation for this obsessive distrust - and lots of other implausible behaviour - prompting a repetitive, secret investigation that allows all the genre's stylistic and narrative clichés to be trotted out. To his credit, seasoned TV-movie director Armand Mastroianni injects a modicum of tension into some of the predictable snooping scenes, but generally falls down by relying on score for atmosphere. The sinister music that erupts every time black widow Berkley appears on screen is particularly lazy and ridiculous, especially when even the feature's climax lacks the excitement to warrant such audio drama.

Plot Summary

Mystery thriller starring Elizabeth Berkley and Alicia Coppola. A journalist comes to suspect that her friend's new love is in fact a notorious black widow who has married and murdered before.

Cast and crew

Cast

Olivia
Elizabeth Berkley
Mel
Alicia Coppola
Lucas
Brady Smith
Henry
Jeremy Howard
Tiffany Collins
Barbara Niven

Crew

Director
Armand Mastroianni

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Edited for violence and language.
Categories
Drama

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