Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones , Spencer Treat Clark, and Bruce
Directed by: Bruce Beresford
bear, Tommy Lee Jones is all over the screen, which means , basically,
it could have been a documentary on Royal Nostril Hairs Down The
Centuries, for all I cared! He is such such a manly man. Sure
his face is getting slightly leathery-but I'd still do 'im in
a nanosecond. Note to self: Learn Polo before next season.
Double Jeopardy is not a movie with big surprises, but
it sure is a fun movie.
Miss Beau-T-Full, Libby Parson (Ashley Judd) has a picture perfect
life on the coast in Washington state. A precious son, Matty
(Spencer Treat Clark) and a successful 'Captain of Congeniality'
in a Kennedyesque way husband, Nick (Bruce Greenwood).
just know this won't last. Her overly attentive nanny is definitely
up to no good. No one loves other people's kids THAT much, sorry.
Like I say, it's Suspense Film 101. BUT, and this is
the point, it's still very entertaining.
Soon, Libby is framed for her husband's murder. Conveniently
there is all this physical evidence. She apparently decided
to slice and dice him and feed him to the fishes. Naturally,
all her Martha Stewart coordinate wearing pseudo friends walk
away from her now that she's not feeding them hoity toity Pate
molds waterside. She has a speedy trial, and presto she is left
to the kindness of her new roomies at the big house.
skipped any real-life prison scenes, like lesbo stuff or the
'blow jobs for ciggies' and makes Libby's prison time seem like
a long stay at a favorite summer camp. Well, obviously less
one very important ingredient--the GUYS! While behind bars she
learns a lot about this murder she supposedly executed-and she
aint to happy.
When Libbowski gets out, she sets out to find her long lost
little boy. Sniff. First she must check into a half-way home
for wayward gals.
Travis (TL "Texas Charmer" Jones) is one bad ass,
alcoholic half way house commando with a hair across his firm
buttocks. He hates women. Ya, he's in the right job-a woman's
home. Can you say bitter dickhead? Anywhodlum, after Libby breaks
the rules and goes looking for her son, he relentlessly follows.
Tommy Lee is good at that character. Think about it...Tommy
Lee Jones never sucks. . His delivery of wry humor mixed with
his signature authoritarian vibrato fills the screen. Doesn't
he seem like he'd be fun to do like fifteen Tequila shots with
at a honky tonk in lower Texas...then lure him back to your
tacky albeit clean roadside room...pop in some Patsy Cline and
check out his surgical scars...mmmmm. Um, sorry, I lost myself.
Ashley Judd is such a chick babe, not that I'm a clam digger
or nothing. I can just relate to beauty as deep as hers, we're
practically twins. Behind those little twinkly eyes is a brain
that dispenses a true acting talent.
right it's a chick flick. Lots of man bashing, women retaliating
and a few really cool outfits thrown in. But, look at it this
way, Ashley can probably get a guy to agree to seeing this!
If your both into men? No prob, there's Tommy Lee-that's what
I call double Jeopardy.
Oh, I'm not gonna tell you what Double Jeopardy is. I will say
it is our fifth amendment, and undoubtedly the one OJ will be
using someday when Alzheimer's kicks in and he openly brags
about the heinous deed. Not that I have an opinion on that,
just a random thought.
This is a great evening out. The script by David Weisberg and
Douglas S. Cook lets his actors have a little fun. Keep your
ear attentive to catch several extremely witty and different
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