A bounty hunter learns that his next target is his ex-wife, a reporter working on a murder cover-up. Soon after their reunion, the always-at-odds duo find themselves on a run-for-their-lives adventure.
Charles is worn down by his home life where he and his wife struggle to cope with the demands of their daughter's illness and his job. When he meets Lucinda on the train to work in Chicago, there is an immediate spark between them. Soon they are doing lunch; dinner and drinks follow. This leads to an adulterous rendezvous in a hotel. However, no sooner have they torn each other's clothes off than their room is invaded by a thief who beats Charles and rapes Lucinda. Because of the illicit nature of their relationship, Charles agrees with Lucinda who is reluctant to go to the police and soon finds he is powerless to resist the demands of the thief.Written by
The movie was released approximately two months after the 17 September 2005 derailment of a Metra commuter train that killed two people and injured 80. Although no train derails in the movie, Metra tried unsuccessfully to get the title changed. See more »
The Rock Island route on Metra is colored red in the system map and it services as far south as Joliet. Lucinda mentions living in Lake Forest which is north of Chicago and serviced by UP-N (Green) line. See more »
I was a bit hesitant about seeing the film because of the low ratings.
BUT despite false "endings" this is a film worth seeing. The three leads are good, although Clive Owen's character is three dimensional in a way that Vince Cassell's and Jennifer Aniston's aren't.
There is definitely a chemistry between Clive Owen and Jennifer Aniston, which goes a long way to making the premise of the film "work" and also makes the twists so sudden, so plausible, so believable, so odd! It's an atmospheric film aided by good music and interesting "minor" characters.
See this film, willing to suspend disbelief. It's not a great film, often a little implausible. But the genre it creates calls for one to "go for a ride" too.
It is a film that, with twists and turns, will keep you "derailed". It's a good thriller, and ends on a positive note.
Don't be put off seeing it.
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