Giving a formulaic thriller this title is an act of wishful thinking, but as middlebrow trash goes, this “psycho ex from hell” tale isn’t bad—or at least no worse than it’s supposed to be. Web publisher Julia (Rosario Dawson) is engaged to gentleman David (Geoff Stults), whose bitter ex-wife Tessa (Katherine Heigl) is cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs. Tessa uses her and David’s young daughter as an excuse to micromanage and second-guess Julia, while plotting to get rid of her. Heigl is well cast as a soap opera villain, with the perfect mien for a character who drinks red wine in the dark while impersonating her rival on Facebook, but movies where the crazy person tells insane lies and the innocent person doesn't try hard enough to explain the truth are so frustrating.
Director: Denise Di Novi
Producer: Denise Di Novi, Alison Greenspan, Ravi Mehta, Lynn Harris and Steven Mnuchin
Cast: Rosario Dawson, Katherine Heigl, Geoff Stults, Isabella Rice, Alex Quijano, Sarah Burns, Whitney Cummings, Simon Kassianides, Robert Wisdom, Cheryl Ladd, Stephanie Escajeda, Kincaid Walker, Aline Elasmar and Jayson Blair