David Mackenzie | 2005 | ½
Soon after her husband (Hugh Bonneville) begins working at a secure psychiatric hospital, upon the grounds of which they had recently taken up home with their young son, a woman (Natasha Richardson) begins a passionate affair with an inmate (Marton Csokas) – an affair that continues even after he escapes, becoming ever more dangerous and all-consuming in the process, in this handsomely crafted but rather risible 1950s-set drama. Whirlwind pacing, horribly abrupt editing, and faintly ridiculous plotting combine to generally poor effect, with only Giles Nuttgens’s fine photography and some fair performances making it vaguely watchable.