Reverse Angle (2009)

Anthony Lemke and Emmanuelle Vaugier in Reverse Angle (2009)

Reverse Decision

No sugar coating it "Reverse Angle" is one of the dullest movies I have watched and whilst some might say what do you expect it's a TV movie even by TV movie standards it is dull. The trouble is that whilst there are plenty of cheesy scenes and weak characters it is the actual storyline of a bitchy TV reporter losing her memory and having to deal with two men trying to kill her that is really uninteresting. There is no excitement to "Reverse Angle", no thrills and despite a scene which sees Emmanuelle Vaugier in her bra no real eroticism either leaving it with nothing which makes it entertaining, exciting or interesting.

Bitchy TV reporter Eve Preston (Emmanuelle Vaugier - Bachelor Party 2: The Last Temptation) is sent to do an interview with eccentric inventor Ned Larfield (Michel Perron) who has come up with a revolutionary new way to power cars. But Eve is not the only one interested in Ned's invention as a CEO of an oil company fears it will put him out of business and has two heavies kill Ned and destroy all evidence of his invention. The heavies also run Eve of the road in fear that she may have learned all about Ned's invention except Eve doesn't die, instead comes to with no memory and just a business card in her pocket. That card leads her to inspiration speaker Harry Griggs (Anthony Lemke - A Deadly Encounter) who dislikes Eve because of a feature she wrote on him. But realising that not only has she no memory but two men are trying to kill her starts to help to put the pieces together to try and work out what is going on.

Michel Perron in Reverse Angle (2009)

So here is the trouble with "Reverse Angle" we watch as two heavies try and kill Eve, running her off the road and watching her vehicle burn unaware that she has been thrown clear and is still alive. What follows from there is basically Eve finding Harry and trying to work out what we already know and frankly there is absolutely no excitement in that even when the heavies learn that she survived and come after both her and Harry. It becomes monotonous, contrived and cliche as little things start coming back to Eve and eventually she miraculously proclaims that an oil company must have been trying to kill her because of her interview with Ned. Throw in a cliche romantic subplot as Eve and Harry end up becoming involved and there is nothing to make "Reverse Angle" entertaining.

In a way I wish I could find something good about the movie but unfortunately whilst nothing is really terrible "Reverse Angle" doesn't have anything special. The whole evil Oil company aspect is cliche as are the two henchmen who don't even check to make sure Eve is dead and when it comes to the various TV reports she does they are so cheesy that you cringe rather than laugh which I am sure was what was intended. In a way the most memorable thing about "Reverse Angle" is a brief scene where we see Emmanuelle Vaugier in her bra and even then that scene despite attempting to suggest erotic fails abysmally.

What this all boils down to is that "Reverse Angle" is not terrible but it is 90 minutes of your life which you will probably regret wasting if you watch it. It is just dull with nothing about it which makes it entertaining and in fact I reckon if they had embraced the corniness of it then it would have been more entertaining.