Half Light

  • 15
  • Craig Rosenberg (2006)
  • UK / Ger
  • 105 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
2 out of 5

A mystery novelist finds real life far stranger than her own fiction in this clichéd supernatural thriller. Demi Moore plays the successful author who heads off to the solitude of a remote Scottish fishing village in the hope that this will help her get over her seven-year-old son's drowning. But before you can say Don't Look Now, the boy's ghost is giving his mother the chills, triggering events that make the stereotypical locals think she's going crazy. Her only solace is a romance with Hans Matheson's hunky lighthouse keeper, though even that isn't what it appears. Yet for all the narrative twists, this snail-paced yarn has neither atmosphere nor surprises. Writer/director Craig Rosenberg's movie is a patchwork of stolen ideas, but he also demonstrates little in the way of visual style. Compound these weaknesses with flat acting and a syrupy score, and you've got a film that's more likely to provoke laughter than suspense.

Plot Summary

Supernatural thriller starring Demi Moore and Hans Matheson. Successful writer Rachel Carlson finds her idyllic existence in ruins following the tragic drowning of her beloved son. She heads off to a remote Scottish fishing village in the hope the solitude will help heal her pain. But the strange events that unfold during her stay make Rachel fear for her life and sanity.

Cast and crew

Cast

Rachel Carlson
Demi Moore
Angus
Hans Matheson
Brian
Henry Ian Cusick
Sharon
Kate Isitt
Finley
James Cosmo
Morag
Therese Bradley
Mary Murray
Joanna Hole
Thomas Carlson
Beans El Balawai
Father James MacMahon
Mickey Wilson

Crew

Director
Craig Rosenberg

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
UIP
Guidance: 
Violence.
Available on DVD
Released 23 Jun 2006
Certificate 15
Categories
Drama

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