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Forbidden Secrets (2005)

While going through a difficult divorce from her domineering, businessman husband, Alexandra moves back into her old childhood home, where she's forced to re-examine the circumstances ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Roy

Writer:

Karen Craig
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristy Swanson ... Alexandra Kent Lambeth
David Keeley ... Mike Stanheight (as David Kelly)
Christopher Bondy Christopher Bondy ... Sam Bradburn
Charles Edwin Powell ... Dan Lambeth (as Charles Powell)
Marianne Farley ... Gina Matthews
Jude Beny ... Evelyn Kent
Jessica Williams Jessica Williams ... Young Alexandra
Richard Jutras ... Ed
Danette Mackay Danette Mackay ... Judith Kent
Louis Mercier Louis Mercier ... Nurse Bill
Michel Perron ... Police Officer #2
Ivan Smith ... J.J. the Doorman
Janique Kearns Janique Kearns ... Nurse #3
Pierre Lenoir ... Inspector
Howard Bilerman Howard Bilerman ... Jacob Anderson
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While going through a difficult divorce from her domineering, businessman husband, Alexandra moves back into her old childhood home, where she's forced to re-examine the circumstances surrounding the murder of her aunt by her insane mother several years ago when Alexandra was a young girl. As a series of bizarre and unsettling incidents prod Alexandra to investigate her past, she finds herself wandering deeper into danger as her past comes back to haunt her. Written by matt-282

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Should Have Been More Mysterious
21 June 2014 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

The tragedy you see after the opening credits causes nightmares for grown-up blonde beauty Kristy Swanson (as Alexandra "Alex" Kent). Although it was the scene of the horrific drama she experienced as a cute little girl, Ms. Swanson has decided to move back into the luxurious brownstone. She's also decided to shed successful husband Charles Powell (as Dan Lambeth) – in spite of his very cool hairdo. Swanson quickly considers bedding her insane mother's doctor David Keeley (as Mike Stanheight). He has cool hair, too. In the old home again, our heroine takes a swim in the indoor pool. Then, she begins to act really weird. Swanson tries to piece together mysteries from the past while maintaining her own sanity. Her busy psychiatrist Christopher Bondy (as Sam Bradburn) thinks Swanson should have stayed away from the brownstone and all the "Forbidden Secrets" dwelling inside...

This is not a bad revision, by writer Karen Craig and director Richard Roy, of some commonly used plot points. But, it gets off to a bad start by not identifying mysteries. Know that the flashback opening is woefully incomplete; perhaps, including a shadowy figure would have heightened interest. The "key" element used to tie things tougher is the silver necklace Swanson often wears. You can see why any woman would want to wear it all the time – well, not. Some of the story stretches credulity too much – like how Swanson can't locate a certain room. She should simply ask the contractor, who could analyze the brownstone's entire structure. And, the drawing is obvious, but few in the cast seems to have a clue. There are some rough edges (watch that continuity on the couch), also. In supporting roles, head contractor Richard Jutras (as Ed) and girlfriend Marianne Farley (as Gina) are terrific.

***** Forbidden Secrets (9/26/05) Richard Roy ~ Kristy Swanson, David Keeley, Christopher Bondy, Richard Jutras


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