(This review may contain spoilers).
I haven’t read the book this film is based on, but I remember seeing this movie advertised a while back. Although I didn’t intend to watch it, my sister bought it and we sat down to watch it together earlier today.
There were some tense and emotional moments in this movie. I did feel quite a bit of sympathy for Katie… but even my sister felt that the romance developed far too quickly.
I liked the fact that there was quite an air of mystery, though I felt that it overshadowed the relationship between Katie and Alex. There was too much switching between the two different areas and although I suspect there were some attempts made to make Kevin a well-developed character… he was difficult to understand even from the start.
I have to say… I didn’t really think Josh and Lexie were as developed as they could have been. It seemed they were one extreme or the other… and I did find it a bit strange to see how fast Lexie attached herself to Katie. While I thought that Josh’s attitude towards Katie was quite realistic, I also felt he seemed to change how he saw her very quickly.
I did like seeing how Jo and Katie interacted together, though it was very hard not to see Jo as Robin at times.
I did remember that the trailer had given away one of the aspects of the movie, so I wasn’t surprised by one of the things I probably should have been. I did like the fact that Katie seemed to grow in strength, at least mentally, by the end of the movie… and the flashbacks did do a good job of establishing her history and personality.
I don’t think I’ll be watching this movie again and although I did think there were some good aspects, I felt it fell short on the romance.