Blonde: Oh dear sweet Maven, can we NOW bring up the
Camilla and Charles visit to America! I just can't hold
it in anymore! I don't know which storm was bigger,
Wilma or Camilla! Or perhaps, Libby??
Maven: Don't you think enough has been said about
Camilla? I mean, how many more dogs can she compared to?
As for Charles, he has to wake up with her every day, so
he will suffer for many years to come! As far as
Hurricane Wilma is concerned, she took ENOUGH TIME FROM
ME! She was definitely worse than Camilla, just look at
your roof! All Camilla ever broke was a mirror and it
wasn't even yours.
Blonde: Wilma took more than my roof—I am homeless! So,
readers, if you have an extra room for The Blonde, let
me know. I come with great coffee! About the royal
visit, I'm sorry, seeing Camilla in the same frame as
George W. Bush was just too much to take in, especially
after a devastating hurricane experience! How much can a
blonde take, I ask you?
Maven: Oh come on, BUSH is so much worse. At least
Camilla never killed anybody by HER actions.
Blonde: Wow... We don't know this for sure! Moving right
along, and speaking of bad guys, Vincent Cassel, who
played Philip LaRoche, was one of the all time best BAD
guys I have ever seen in a movie. He really stole this
film in his own way. As for Jen, this was a good stretch
for her! They really did a good job of not making her
look so perfectly beautiful, which, in turn, makes the
rest of us woman feel MUCH better—especially after
seeing her so much lately, looking rather wonderful.
Man, Jen has appeared on every television show that
would have her on, pushing this film. Talk about
exposure and plugging a movie! Clive was excellent, as
well (not to mention quietly sexy), but his character
was not too bright, was he? But then, that changes too!
Speaking of changes, Starbucks has changed their usual
white cups to the holiday season red cups. Important
news flash for all to know! Now, did Tom and Katie wed
this week or is this just more gossip and do we really
Maven: Vincent was so truly "BAD" in this film. He
reminded me of Nicholson's over-the-top performance in
The Shining. Jen was great, but she was shot so
unflatteringly, I thought maybe the makeup and hair
people had a bone to pick with her. Maybe they were just
jealous of her. She was still married to Brad when she
made this film two years ago. In addition, I am over
Blonde: Well I am not over Tom and Kat, for they are
very close personal friends of mine! I think you might
be jealous since you are not invited to their big bash,
as I will be! Whenever that is or will be or has been!
As far as Jen goes, in spite of how harsh looking she
did appear, (and she did), I enjoyed this whole film. It
was perfectly cast, well written, carefully directed and
simply put... suspenseful. The moral to this tale is,
"Don't cheat on your mate, but if you must, don't pick a
Maven: Don't listen to our Blonde; that is not the ONLY
moral! The other moral is to have your agent always
include a clause in your contract that your hair and
makeup must meet your approval. Jen should never work
with those people again!
Blonde: Mav, did it ever simply occur to you that just
MAYBE Jen is not all that beautiful, that perhaps she is
all fluff, makeup and mirrors?
Blonde: Me neither! There are more morals in this film
as well. Don't cheat with Jennifer Aniston (especially
with her wearing no makeup), don't forget to lock your
hotel door WITH the chain, and, of course, don't get
picked up on a train!
Maven: If you don't mind being manipulated and knowing
where some of the plot is taking you, this movie may
work for you. If you don't like being tricked, you will
NOT like this movie. The acting was great, though! The
writing was substandard Hitchcock. I rate Derailed a C
for "COME ON"! Is anyone as naive as Charles?
Blonde: YES! PRINCE CHARLES! Furthermore, I do not agree
with your rating for this film at all. It was different,
exciting, fun, suspenseful and kept my interest! I rate
Derailed a solid B! For your movie snacks, go ahead and
enjoy some Twizzlers for all of the twists and turns you
will be put through! Don't forget the popcorn, as well.
You will need to munch a lot!
P.S.: For a lovely, old-fashioned movie
experience, go see the film Pride and Prejudice. Not
only was this a well acted, directed and produced film,
it was beautiful to watch, with all its glorious scenery