The last movie was a bit of an odd one. I didn’t see it at the theater. The TV station, HDNet Movies, worked out some trial deal to debut a movie on their channel a couple of days before it actually came out in theaters. The movie is called Flawless and stars Demi Moore and Michael Caine. The problem with this is that I saw it and then this week it didn’t debut anywhere that I could find it. After seeing it I can see why the studios allowed this movie to be tested this way. I’d never heard of it. There hasn’t been a preview anywhere and no advertising outside that. I suspect that short of this curious release it would have gone straight to video.
The movie suggests it’s a true story of a 1950s female employee in a large diamond company called LonDi or London Diamonds. She’s, in fact, the only female manager in the company and this is supposed to be a big deal. The movie starts off with an supposedly aged Demi Moore (but looks like Moore wearing a rubber mask) telling an annoying young reporter her life story. The big moment is when she pulls out a diamond the size of a grapefruit and says, “I stole this from them.”
That’s all well and good except that the story is entirely dull, unbelievable and not worth your time. It’s as slow as slow gets for no good reason and Moore is terribly cast in this role. Michael Caine looks like he figured out this was a bomb 10 minutes after he showed up on set. It’s just a lifeless movie that you’ll forget about almost immediately after seeing it.