Homecoming -Movie Review
A girl never forgets her first love…. HOMECOMING
“Homecoming” is being billed as a Generation X version of Fatal Attraction. I think it’s much more like Misery than Fatal Attraction. Misha Barton plays the ex-love of Matt Long, a high school football hero. Long has moved on, unfortunately, to another woman. And they come home to see his high school jersey retired, and through some odd circumstances, it turns out the old girlfriend runs over or at least is in a car accident with the hitchhiking new girlfriend, and takes her prisoner. I’m not sure exactly what the point of this movie was. It’s not exactly a horror movie. There’s not exactly much suspense to it. Although they do cover some of the idiocies, like why somebody would be dropped off at a motel and the other person wait to make sure on homecoming weekend that there was actually space for them, or why your cell phone didn’t work, or how somebody could get away with all this stuff, so it’s smarter than the average oh my goodness, somebody’s going to get murdered flick. It does have a certain strange appeal, but in terms of a real movie I can’t give two and a half stars, so we’ll give it two stars.