Compulsion (2013) – Nice Food Shots but what about the story?
Actors: Heather Graham, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Mantegna, Kevin Dillon
Duration: 89 min
You might like this movie if you enjoyed:
Fatal Attraction (1987), Single White Female (1992)
Long Story Short: A young woman (Heather Graham) with an extreme passion for food is suspected to be involved with the disappearing of her neighbor (Carrie-Anne Moss). While she is preparing a meal for the investigating officer she is reminiscing, and the truth slowly gets revealed.
Review: It saddens me to see Heather Graham in all these weird B-movies, but I guess once you did one, you are stuck in this genre forever. The movie starts very appealing by showing many different food shots and colors and Heather Graham in many different Stepford -wife -like outfits, and the story seems interesting, too. But after about 30 minutes it starts getting a little boring, there doesn’t seem to be any character development, and I honestly don’t remember the dialogues, because they have been so meaningless. It seems like Egidio Coccimiglio had a good idea but didn’t know how to breath life into his characters, so it is hard to even feel anything. When the end credits rolled out, I felt clueless and untouched. Compulsion is one of the better movies Heather Graham has come out with lately, nonetheless it doesn’t deliver any tension or depth.