I watched this movie on account of Kristin Davis. Ever since SEX AND THE CITY I can’t say no to anything she is in. Her latest, DEADLY ILLUSIONS, is out today literally all over the place – on Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, FandangoNow, cable, etc.
Davis plays a bestselling female novelist, Mary Morrison, who, while suffering from writer’s block, hires an innocent yet beautiful caregiver named Grace (played by Greer Grammer) to watch over her children. Multiple times Mary lets us know that she’s not herself when she writes, something happens to her brain, she says, and so it shouldn’t surprise us when she becomes spellbound by Grace, turning her into her new novel’s muse. As the relationship between the two blossoms, the line between the life Mary is writing and the one she’s living becomes (very) blurred.
DEADLY ILLUSIONS was written and directed by Anna Elizabeth James and, along with Davis and Grammer, stars Dermot Mulroney and Shanola Hampton. The film has a running time of 114 minutes and is rated R.
It’s a fun one. It’s thrilling, although not terrifying, and it keeps you interested and wondering what on earth is going on!