This muddled supernatural scramble teaches a cautionary lesson: Be Careful Who You Rescue. Because our heroine was fated to die as a child but doesn't, the natural balance of the Universe is thrown out of whack and her continued existence causes several fatalities, this moribund picture among them. Seattle tabloid reporter Ali Caine (Cynthia Preston) gets the boot from her live-in boyfriend, who quivers whenever she's around. His heebie-jeebies may be related to Ali's bond with her cynical boss, Morley Aiken (Christopher Lloyd), who rescued her from a burning airplane that crashed in McGill Park 14 years earlier. Always on the prowl for newsworthy mysteries, Ali and Morley soon find themselves at the center of an enigma. An institutionalized mute who hasn't spoken in years predicts Ali's imminent demise; instead, Ali's best friend dies in a car accident. Ali finds a new roommate/love interest, Brady (Adrian Paul), and feels a powerful connection to him; it turns out that Brady, too, was at the site of the plane disaster. In fact, judging from the number of people wandering through the scene, the catastrophe must have been Seattle's social event of the season. Suddenly Mother Nature is zapping Seattle with lots of lightning, and thinning the ranks of Ali's friends. Can anything other than Ali's final exit restore the cosmic balance? Who cares? Bad enough that viewers must endure the film's chintzy dialogue and grandiose metaphysical palaver, but the special effects are painfully low rent, and in no way engaging enough to gloss over the script's lapses in logic. And only an imbecile could miss the symbiotic connection between Morley and Ali, which is supposed to be the story's big shocker.
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- Released: 2000
- Rating: R
- Review: This muddled supernatural scramble teaches a cautionary lesson: Be Careful Who You Rescue. Because our heroine was fated to die as a child but doesn't, the natural balance of the Universe is thrown out of whack and her continued existence causes several fa… (more)