Critic's Corner: ENOUGH

September 16, 2008
Lisa A.Tomaszewski

Physician's Money Digest, January15 2003, Volume 10, Issue 1

This film, which can be rentedfrom your local video store, israted on a scale of 1 to 4 caducei:

ENOUGH

Enough

Sleeping

with the Enemy

(2002): The plot ofthis film is basicallya Cinderellastory gonewrong. However,turns the tableson the "batteredwoman" genre. The filmis very reminiscentof , but stands outin that the battered victimbecomes the revenge-drivenaggressor. I applaud this moviein breaking new ground with itsfemale lead, Slim (JenniferLopez), a former waitress whomarries a dashing and wealthyman, Mitch (Bill Campbell),only to discover that he not onlyhabitually cheats on her butbecomes violent once she confrontshim. Slim, who is alsoconcerned for the safety of herdaughter, refuses to sit back andbe terrorized by her abusivehusband. Viewers will share inSlim's frustration as she strugglesnot only with her violentand possessive husband but alsowith a society and a system thathas yet to effectively combatdomestic abuse. The acting ismediocre and is often overshadowedby the intense chasescenes. Despite the action-drivennature of the film, the storydrags on occasion, but overallthe movie tells an effective tale.

Rating: 2

Lisa A. Tomaszewski, managing editor of

Physician's Money Digest, is currently

working on her PhD in literature at

Drew University in New Jersey. She is an

avid fan of film and has taught a summer

film course at Fairleigh Dickinson

University. She welcomes questions,

comments, or suggestions for future film

reviews at 732-656-1140 ext. 195 or

ltomaszewski@pmdnet.com.