EVERYONE HAS A BREAKING POINT.
Los Angeles screenwriter David Sumner and his wife Amy (James Marsden, Kate Bosworth) move to the Mississippi small town where she grew up, but run straight into a conflict with the locals. There’s an irony in having a character who’d never write cheap horror stories appear in a movie that isn’t far from exactly that. This remake of the 1971 thriller moves the story to the American South and revels in all the expected clichés. While the original was provocative and exciting, this one doesn’t feel very credible and simply ticks off plot points.
2011-U.S. 110 min. Color. Widescreen. Written and directed by Rod Lurie. Cast: James Marsden (David Sumner), Kate Bosworth (Amy Sumner), Alexander Skarsgård (Charlie), James Woods, Dominic Purcell, Rhys Coiro.