Why doesn't Oliver Platt get more roles?What a weird movie. I don't know who thought this would be a good idea, because it doesn't really fit into any clear cut catagory. It's disturbing, so it's part horror. It's suspense, so it's part that. There is some drama and some comedy but not nearly enough to put it into any sub-catagory, and there is too much disturbence to call it a thriller.
And I find that so commendable. Bravo, Mr. Schumacher.
The setup is, six med students play with killing themsselves and bringing themselves back to life. Thus, going 'flatline.' Kevin Bacon is the ring leader, Keifer is the fuckup, Julia is the poor vulnerable little girl, the Baldwin is the pervert and Platt is the joker.
I like this because although each character is defined almost to the point of sterotyping, we still learn enough about them to grow attached. And since the plot revolves around our understanding of each character, that makes me happy. Oliver Platt makes me happy too. He's a riot. The Baldwin is boring, but he recites his lines right...Keifer, well, I already think of Keifer as a fuckup so it's all good. He can never play anything else, though. Because we all know he's a psycho. he beat Julia Roberts. I don't know why they even let him work any more. Kevin Bacon makes up for it, though, as a compelling leading man. He, is much the opposite. He shouldn't be evil. he just is good. He just is.Worth a look? Hells yeah. Cause Keifer like almost kills himself n shit. I wish he really had. 4 sporks just for that.