The Tenth Circle (2008/Sony DVD)
C+ Sound: C+ Extras: D Telefilm: C+
Rape is a
very serious subject and at first, Peter Markel’s The Tenth Circle (2008) deals with the ugly situation when a high
school teen gal accuses a guy of violating her, but it all becomes more
complicated and has unexpected consequences.
Then the teleplay adds too many twists and almost trivializes the rape
itself. However, this is well acted,
including good performances from Kelly Preston as the mother who is cheating,
Ron Eldard as the father who has problems of his own and Britt Robertson as the
happy with the sensitivity that he subject was treated with at first, but this
TV movie looses focus on the most important points when it goes off into
directions that have nothing to do with the case at hand and whether it is
faithful to the book it is based on or not, its conclusion is a problem. Now, you can see for yourself.
anamorphically enhance 1.78 X 1 image is not bad with a little motion blur, but
a good shoot for a TV movie these days and watchable. The Dolby Digital 5.1 mix is stretching
simpler sound a bit more than they should, but the recording is not bad. There are no extras.
- Nicholas Sheffo