Frankie & Alice
First screened in January 2011
Director: Geoffrey Sax. Cast: Halle Berry, Stellan Skarsgård, Phylicia Rashad, Chandra Wilson, Brian Markinson, Joanne Baron, Scott Lyster, Katharine Isabelle, Adrian Holmes, James Kirk, Michayla McKenzie, Vanessa Morgan, Rosalyn Coleman, Melanie Papalia, Kira Clavell, Joey Bothwell. Screenplay: Cheryl Edwards and Marko King & Mary King & Jonathan Watters and Joe Shrapnel & Anna Waterhouse (based on a screen story by Oscar Janiger & Philip Goldberg and Cheryl Edwards).

Twitter Capsule: Flashy part and story required firm direction but get shapeless, cable-ready handling from Sax. Halle's stranded.

VOR:   Even when you scoff at execution, you see why this material would challenge anyone. An honorable misfire. Or close, anyway.

Photo © 2010 Freestyle Releasing/Access Motion Pictures
Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: D+

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Actress (Drama): Halle Berry

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