Frankie & Alice (2014)
Starring Halle Berry, Stellan Skarsgård, Phylicia Rashad, and Chandra Wilson
Directed by Geoffrey Sax
***This film is currently streaming on Netflix***
Unfortunately, it's not just Berry that's a disappointment here. Stellan Skarsgård as Frankie's psychiatrist is one-note, monotonously boring, and lacks any modicum of emotion. Phylicia Rashad fares no better as Frankie's mother as she overly dramatizes every scene (obviously taking her cues from the Halle Berry School of Acting). Based on a true story, Geoffrey Sax's film screams 1990s tv-movie-of-the-week in nearly every aspect and the helmer attempts to use his direction for dramatic effect multiple times, but his camera angles and movements only made this filmgoer chuckle. Considering the eight (!) screenwriters for this film, one would've thought at least something would've gone right...and one would've thought wrong.
The RyMickey Rating: D