Heather Graham and James Purefoy play a couple who desperately want to have a baby. Unfortunately, she has been diagnosed as infertile, and the couple can't afford the medical treatments that might allow her to conceive. Good fortune appears to be smiling on the couple when they are given an opportunity to receive free treatments at a mysterious fertility clinic. The woman is soon the expectant mother of twins, but as her due date draws nearer, she begins to suspect something is wrong, and that she has become the unwilling victim of a pact with evil. Written by
What should have been a good story ends up poorly executed by the director. That was my feeling after watching what could have been a real scary thriller. I continued to watch because I wanted to see just how uninteresting most of the actors performances were and playing the 'spot the best actor' game. Well into the movie I thought I was watching 24 except that this one was going to take nine months to get to the point. If you have ever watched those good directors comments that accompany DVD's and listened where they discuss deleted scenes and pace and so on, well 'Blessed' is and example of what happens when none of that occurs. Scenes and characters that lead nowhere, leaving you to wonder just where the story is leading. You get a vague idea except that the movie digresses many times before eventually arriving to the final scene where thankfully the really scary stuff takes place. Then the movie ends too soon.
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