Friday, December 08, 2006

"Six Days Seven Nights" review

Six Days Seven Nights (1998)

Directed by Ivan Reitman
Writing credits Michael Browning

Harrison Ford .... Quinn Harris
Anne Heche .... Robin Monroe
David Schwimmer .... Frank Martin
Jacqueline Obradors .... Angelica

Anne Heche and Harrison Ford are trapped on a deserted island. Ahh, romance must be in the air. Well, actually it's not. The "happy" couple bickers and argues and hilarity does not ensue. Some pirates get thrown into the mix in a desperate attempt to inject some action into the proceedings. No plot device can save this film from mediocrity.

There is a bright, shining lie in this flick which strains creditability to the breaking point: There is not a man alive who would give up a life with Jacqueline Obradors for one with uptight Anne Heche. No amount of time spent on an island prison is going to change his mind.

So I'm sitting there watching Ford and Heche go through the motions of falling in love and all I could think about was how lucky Schwimmer was back on the island with Obradors. Ford should have slapped together a bamboo raft and paddled as hard as he could to get back to his mamacita. Heche is attractive in her own way but comparing a life with her to one with Obradors is a no-brainer. Obradors all the way. Ford must have had no brain or else it was fried from the jungle heat.

SCORE: 2 out of 4 island babe Obradors

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