Актеры: Matthew Lillard (as Tim), Michael Vartan (as Chris), Randall Batinkoff (as Rand), Keri Russell (as Emma), Tamara Craig Thomas (as Natalie), Anthony Griffith (as Detective Shipper), Bo Dietl (as Detective Amato), Kevin Ruf (as Ernie), Henry Strozier (as Chancellor Alexander), Ben Livingston (as Jimmy), Kris McGaha (as Renee), Christy Stratton (as Bee Girl), Dana Delany (as Dr. Ashley), Cheryl Goode (as Bartender), David P. Moore (as Register Boy)
Описание: В основе сюжета — реальный факт. Если твой сосед по комнате в общежитии погиб или покончил жизнь самоубийством, ты автоматически получаешь самые высокие оценки на вступительных экзаменах в университет. Два приятеля задумали убить своего соседа, инсценировав самоубийство...
Рецензии: This is one of those self-satisfied movies where you're never really sure who's good and who's bad, but by the end you're quite sure you no longer care. The movie is clever at times and has some style, but it's so plot-twist happy, when the credits roll you have nothing to show for the emotional investments you've made and the sympathies you've built up for certain characters. It's like putting money in the bank, returning a week later, and finding out it's all gone. And that makes it, like the similarly constructed "Wild Things", a cheat. I don't mind being surprised, in fact, surprises are welcome, but I do mind getting blindsided by absurd twists that completely eradicate everything we thought we knew up to that point. (Unless it's done with an oblique faithfulness to character as in "The Sixth Sense".) Not to mention the fact that, evn though these are smart, high-achieving college kids, their machinations and manipulations are so needlessly labyrinthine and everything falls so perfectly in place for them - it's just laughably improbable.
Matthew Lillard from "Scream" has the juiciest part and, while he's not an uninteresting actor, he's always SO manic, SO over-the-top, you have to wonder about the guy. He might want to familiarize himself with the "Less Is More" theory of acting if he can find the time.