Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Gothika (never quite got the reason for the title) is about a woman named Miranda (Halle Berry) who is a doctor at a women's mental institution. After a fairly routine day at work, which includes her colleague Pete (Robert Downey Jr.) looking sex-ay, she leaves to return home to her husband, Doug (Charles Dutton). The last thing she remembers is getting into a minor accident and seeing an injured young woman standing in the road. She tries to help the woman, but instead wakes up days later in the institution in which she was formerly an employee.
What's the catch? Miranda's husband is dead and she is the main suspect. She desperately tries to explain that she had no part of the murder, but of course, the evidence all points to her. As she delves deeper into the reasons behind her husband's demise, she realizes that there are more people involved, dead and alive, than she could have imagined.
Sure, this movie gets a little cheesy at times, and it's more mainstream than many movies that I favor, but I've just always gotten a kick out of this one, Hollywood stars be damned.