While She Was Out
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We start off with Della (Basinger) who is supposed to be an abused wife. The only evidence of this we see is her husband (Craig Scheffer, why he's still getting parts I have no idea), yelling at Della about cleaning up the house. He jacks her up and this is supposed to convince us that Della is a battered wife. Please. So Della goes out on Christmas Eve to get some wrapping paper and all hell breaks lose. And I mean for the audience as well because the film goes downhill with every turn to the point where you'd wish she'd just go back to the house and call it a night so we can go on with our lives.
During her outing, Della is confronted by four thugs. She's left a note on their car about them taking up two parking spaces. This was the biggest question mark to me in the whole movie. HOW THE HELL DID THEY KNOW DELLA WAS THE ONE WHO LEFT THE NOTE? No one was in the car when she left it! Yet these guys knew it was her? Come on! This group who I nicknamed the Mickey Mouse club because they were about as intimidating as four little girls fighting over a Barbie doll, decides to teach Della a lesson. Lukas Haas (who I can't believe would even think of being in this mess) plays Chuckie the so-called leader of this "gang". Please.Read more ›
As you can image, for a woman to be chased down by four young guys that are determined to harm her would be frightening enough for anyone. But the odds do not deter Della who just wants to get home and be with her kids. It becomes a battle between self-preservation and hunters on the chase.
Once the thugs begin to chase Della, she aggravates us a little because she seems to be trying to get away at a snail's pace but this only makes it more suspenseful. After evading the thugs from the mall, she ends up crashing her vehicle in a new home development surrounded by dense woods, escaping only with a toolbox. Of course the thugs don't give up easy and chase her. Although Della looks a little silly running away carrying this little red toolbox there is nothing funny in the way she uses it to defend herself. Although Della is mostly timid, once she is aggravated the banshee in her comes out.
While She Was Out is good film to watch if you want to raise your blood pressure, as good thrillers are supposed to do. The movie shows us just how true the expression "there is nothing more vicious than a mother that wants to defend her kids" really is. If you like thrillers or are a fan of Kim Basinger, it might be worth checking this one out.
Basinger plays a (somewhat past-her-prime) upper-middle-class trophy wife who, along with her beloved two children, is stuck in an abusive marriage to a cretinous loser of an alcoholic husband (a forgettable Craig Sheffer). After yet another round of domestic violence with her drunk hubby, Basinger takes off from her gated community digs and decides to clear her head by getting a little Christmas shopping done at the local mall. While there, she happens upon an ethnically-diverse group of particularly stupid teen mall thugs (led by a completely unconvincing Lukas Haas), who thereafter proceed to chase and terrorize Basinger until she is finally driven to fight back.
Sub-standard entry in the revenge film genre is good for one or two unintentional snickers and not much more. The film alternates between being tedious (the film is essentially one long, badly-paced chase sequence); ludicrous (somehow when stranded in a huge forest at night with her assailants, Basinger just can't seem to escape, no matter how fast she runs, no matter how much lead time she has over them...meanwhile, the bad guys, completely unfamiliar with their pitch-black surroundings and armed only with a flash light, always seem to know the general direction she is going, and never get lost while walking slowly after her); and cartoonishly, gratuitously violent (watch long, close-up money shots of assorted car tools explicitly pummeling and piercing flesh).Read more ›
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This movie it good. I found it at a thrift shop years ago & misplaced it so I was glad to find it at Amazon & the price was great.Published 2 months ago by Simply Sunshine🌞
Among multiple absurd scenes, on of my favorites is when she runs around carrying a tool-box filled with tools, making it look light as a feather. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Ana Moreira Cunhal