Netflix Film Review: &Ldquo;the Curve”
1998 Starring Mathew Lillard, Michael Vartan, Randall Batikoff and Keri Russell. "Someone’s about to go over the edge." Two college students plot and carry out the murder of their roommate to receive an automatic 4.0 for the year.
In case you missed it the first time, Netflix has released “The Curve” on streaming. This tense psychological thriller stars Mathew Lillard (Scream), Michael Vartan (Alias), Randall Batinkoff (For Keeps) and Keri Russell (Felicity).
Two college students murder their roommate over a rumor they heard they would be granted an automatic 4.0 for the school year. Bent on getting into prestigious institutions like Harvard while struggling with inadequate grades, they hatch the perfect homicide and make it look like a suicide—or so they believe.
I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. Mathew Lillard as Tim is hilariously perfect (always) playing the more chaotic, less stable of the two murderous students and Michael Vartan as Chris is so sympathetic, you forget what he’s done is unspeakable, especially since the victim is such a jackass you hardly care how he came to meet his fate—you’re just glad he’s dead!
The plot thickens when the body of Rand, played by Bantikoff is never found and the police become suspicious and begin stalking his two bereaved roommates. When Emma (Keri Russell) and her roommate find out that Rand’s girlfriend is pregnant and then she too takes the plunge over a cliff things really start to unravel. Before you know it, it’s hard to decide who really are the victims and who are the perpetrators.
Grab your snacks and make a bathroom run before you start this movie. You won’t want to miss a second of it!
The film is from 1998 and is 91 minutes long. I gave it 4 out of 5 stars.