Nora Roberts' Carnal Innocence

Nora Roberts' Carnal Innocence

Peter Markle (2011)

93min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
A town called Innocence proves to be a deadly hotbed of secrets, lies and old family feuds in this pedestrian Deep South potboiler based on the Nora Roberts bestseller. Combining unconvincing romance with a clumsy whodunnit, it sees burnt-out concert violinist Gabrielle Anwar become dangerously entangled in a serial-killer case when she falls for privileged local lothario - and prime suspect - Colin Egglesfield, after moving into her late grandmother's house. Clichés abound as a rushed and far too convenient love affair takes centre stage, minimising the impact of the rising body count and obligatory (though transparent) red herrings. There's a sprinkling of tension when the murderer's finally unmasked, but poor pacing and ridiculously melodramatic performances ultimately ensure an unsatisfactory climax.

Summary

World-famous musician Caroline Waverly moves back to her quiet home town, hoping to establish a simpler life. However, her return coincides with a spate of killings, and as rumours spread that a serial killer is on the loose, she begins to worry she may be the next victim. Thriller based on Nora Roberts' novel, starring Gabrielle Anwar and Colin Egglesfield.

Cast & Crew

Caroline Waverly Gabrielle Anwar
Tucker Longstreet Colin Egglesfield
Sheriff Burke Pancho Demmings
Agent Matthew Burns Andrew W Walker
Josie Longstreet Jud Tylor
Susie Jennifer Taylor
Bobby Lee Drew James
Toby March Antonio D Charity
Edda Lou Hatinger Kym Jackson
Austin Hatinger Ed Lauter
Della Duncan Shirley Jones
Director Peter Markle
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Edited for violence and language. Available on: Available on DVD

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