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wuhrer she be more like tweed
on September 26, 2001
Following Kari Wuhrer's last two flicks, I was eagerly awaiting the release of Poison. Unfortunately, I was dissappointed both by the plot and her flat acting.
Essentially, Poison is a redux of Shannon Tweed's 1996, Scorned. In her role as the wife-bent-on revenge, Tweed exuded passion, eroticism and an evil thirst that made this movie a classic. Wuhrer, with her sexy look and bedroom eyes would be my pick to reprise the Tweed role except the story held little of the sexual tension that made the original burn.
Jay Andrews, the director of Poison essentially wasted the talents of this young beauty, by not giving her the direction she obviously needed to make this role work. For example, the relationship between the family's sexy daughter and Kari is never given the opportunity to explode. Instead, it's treated like a G-movie--C'mon already, this is a woman bent on revenge and destruction. Even her relationship with the wife was never given an opportunity to blossom like in the original.
If your looking for eroticism at its finest, watch Scorned (the unrated version is HOT). And unless you absolutely can't get enough of Kari Wuhrer, pass this one by.
I just hope someone gives Miss Wuhrer an opportunity to shine in the same way that Shannon Whirry, and Shannon Tweed have over the years. She's hotter than both and a better actor to boot.