Okay, you guys know me. I'm the one who likes Cutthroat Island. So naturally I love this one, too. Could it be that I'm a Geena Davis fan? Yes. Yes, it could.
The plot is one of my favorites from the Gold Medal days: the amnesia plot. Davis plays Samantha Caine, your average everyday suburban housewife who has no idea who she really is. She's hired a private-eye (Samuel L. Jackson) to find the answer, but before he uncovers anything, she has an auto accident and her memory starts to return. She has some skills that the average everyday suburban housewife doesn't have. That's because she's really a former CIA assassin.
Jackson finds some clues, more of Davis' memory returns, and people are trying to kill her. The movie really races along. Will the baddies kill Davis and Jackson? Will Davis ever return to her suburban homelife? Hey, you can't expect me to tell you, but I'll bet you already know. Getting there is all the fun, however, and it's plenty of fun for me. Explosions, car crashes, you name it. The critics didn't like it, as I recall, which is yet another reason I'm not a movie critic. I think it's great.