Thursday, 3 September 2009

FRAGILE (2005)

Totally predictable ghost story set in a children's hospital where the second floor has been sealed off for twenty years. If you are a fan of this sort of thing (and I am) you'll see each event and twist of the plot ten minutes before it happens. Having said that, this English/Spanish co-production is rather well done and has some genuinely spooky scenes, the climatic appearance of the ghost is very nicely done. The international cast (American, English, Spanish) is headed by Calista Flockhart as the troubled nurse. But bottom line is that it just doesn't really offer anything we haven't seen before and given the setting and the fact that director Jaume Balaguero is Spanish it all looks like an attempt to muscle in on the territory already exploited by Guilermo Del Toro. Rating **

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