SOME SACRIFICES MUST BE MADE.
Cop Edward Malus (Nicolas Cage) goes to a small Washington island to look for a missing girl; what he finds is an isolated, mysterious community ruled by women. Director Neil LaBute’s new take on the 1973 classic may have an interesting twist as far as the matriarchy goes, but there isn’t a woman on the island who is even remotely likable. Everything that was quaint and special about the original is absent here; the filmmakers rather choose to emphasize what was always silly about the story.
2006-U.S. 102 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Neil LaBute. Cast: Nicolas Cage (Edward Malus), Ellen Burstyn (Sister Summersisle), Kate Beahan (Willow Woodward), Frances Conroy, Molly Parker, Leelee Sobieski. Cameos: James Franco, Aaron Eckhart.
Trivia: Also available in a five min. longer version with a slightly different ending.