`Missed Call' is disconnected

Review F

Movie

January 05, 2008|By Colin Covert | Colin Covert,McClatchy-Tribune

Here's proof positive that awards season is over. In One Missed Call, French director Eric Vallette creates an American horror film based on a Japanese shocker.

This ungainly hybrid's original premise is bizarre enough - a cell phone service whose Friends & Family Plan includes death. But the final product is worse yet, a filmed version of the party game where a spoken message is passed from player to player until it's gobbledygook.

One Missed Call (Warner Bros.) Staring Shannyn Sossamon, Ed Burns, Ray Wise. Directed by Eric Vallette. Rated PG-13. Time 87 minutes.

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