Copycatting an Unfinished Novel
Agatha Sayers (Emmanuelle Vaugier - Washed Away/a>) is a best selling crime novelist and has employed Caroline (Chelsea Hobbs - The Trainer), who she met at the women's shelter, to be her live in assistant. She has also said goodbye to her daughter, Sarah (Kayla Wallace), who has gone off to college where it turns out not only does her ex boyfriend go but one of Agatha's biggest fans, Harmon Gillette (Woody Jeffreys - A Stranger with My Kids), is a professor. But Agatha finds her life becoming a nightmare as not only is someone trying to steal her identity but her daughter has been abducted in an identical way to the novel she is working on.
Oh what a tangled web we weave when characters end up with connections which happen with no justification. That is one of the issues which you might have with "Killer Ending" as not only does Agatha have some sort of history with the detective who is called in to investigate her daughter's abduction but we learn that Caroline and the daughter's boyfriend are connected. We then have Woody Jeffreys turning on the quirky as Harmon, who when we first encounter him looks like he has come straight out of stalker school. It is an over the top performance from Woody but then there are a few others in "Killer Ending" who are as guilty of forcing things just as much.
But here is the real problem with "Killer Ending", in trying to be clever the flaws in the plot are huge and the logic isn't there thanks to a multitude of coincidences and connivances. It isn't that the idea for the movie itself is a bad one, there is some genuine cleverness to the initial set-up but between the logic issues and the over acting it ends up on the wrong side of the average line. And in truth there are times where trying to be clever by having extra characters and connections it becomes messy, although there are some revelations which will make you go "oh".
What this all boils down to is that "Killer Ending" is one of those movies with some nice ideas and some cleverness. But the end result is a movie where the flaws and the unsubtle acting causes too many issues and make it a little weak.