September 11, 1998 at 04:00 AM EDT

Hush

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
runtime
1 minutes
Limited Release Date
11/08/02
performer
Jonathan Schaech, Jessica Lange, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kazuya Takahashi, Seiichi Tanabe, Reiko Kataoka
director
Jonathan Darby, Ryosuke Hashiguchi
distributor
Strand Releasing, TriStar Pictures
author
Ryosuke Hashiguchi
genre
Drama, Foreign Language, Mystery and Thriller, Comedy
We gave it a C-

Women who hate their mothers-in-law might love this tepid thriller. Jessica Lange steps into Faye Dunaway’s screen shoes as a Mommie-in-Law Dearest named Martha, a Southern belle who will do anything to keep her darling son (Schaech) close to home. The daughter-in-law, pasty Helen (Gwyneth Paltrow), doesn’t stand a chance against the machinations of this psycho, and Paltrow, giving a Gap commercial of a performance, is equally overwhelmed by Lange. Hush‘s real poignancy comes from seeing Lange lavish her art on this third-rate melodrama. C-

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