I know that a lot of you are probably HUGE Deborah Kara Unger fans, ever since Highlander III: The Sorceror, and as a result, you’ve been trudging your way through her filmography for years (it’s not that bad, actually — and then you hit 88 Minutes). She’s been the poor woman’s Maria Bellow for a while, but her age has apparently caught up to her, which means that Hollywood has seen fit to throw her into the D-movie slush pile. The latest is Messages Deleted, alongside Matthew Lillard, who is one bad movie away from a VH1 reality show.
This one is particularly rank, however, because it comes from screenwriter Larry Cohen — and this one completes his abominable phone trilogy; Cohen is also responsible for both Cellular and Phone Booth (if you can believe it, they actually advertise the association on the movie poster). Cohen, of course, is also the screenwriter for Captivity, a movie I vaguely recall disliking (underline, italics is the official sarcasm style of Pajiba).Indeed, Cohen is basically the worst screenwriter of all time with ten or more credits (the It’s Alive trilogy, notwithstanding).
Anyway, check out the trailer for Messages Deleted and then, as soon as possible, delete it from your memory.