The Mortal Instrements

Monday, February 27, 2012

Nora Roberts' High Noon [2009]

I think it's totally silly, not to be able to find so many good photos for this movie when the psycho took so many photos for Phoebe and her life! In any case, this movie was so smart, the ending with the pink rose was amazing and very smart. I loved the love scenes between Phoebe and Duncan. Though I wanted him to take her to nicer places now that he's a millionaire and all.

The film revolves around crisis negotiator, Lieutenant Phoebe MacNamara (de Ravin). Phoebe struggles with the pressures of her job, raising her young daughter, and taking care of her agoraphobic mother (Shepard).

While talking down a suicidal man, Phoebe meets his ex-boss, Duncan Swift (Sergei), who can't resist her take-charge attitude, and attempts to earn her affections. Though she tries to resist his charms, Phoebe soon realizes no amount of negotiation will keep Duncan at arms length.

After being attacked and handcuffed by an unknown assailant in the staircase of her precinct, Phoebe starts receiving a series of mysterious and threatening messages. Soon, she discovers she is the target of a psychopathic killer, out to destroy her after the death of his fiancee in a bank robbery. He believes that her death is Phoebe's fault, as she was the negotiator working the case.

My DVD Description:

The hit suspense thriller based on the best-selling novel by Nora Roberts stars Emilie de Ravin as Lieutenant Phoebe MacNamara, an expert hostage negotiator juggling a high-pressure career while caring for both her young daughter and mother [Cybill Shepherd].

When Phoebe meets handsome bar owner Duncan Swift [Ivan Sergei], no amount of negotiation will allow her to resist his charms.

Phoebe is assaulted by an unknown assailant, and later receives a series of mysterious threats. Suddenly Phoebe's the target of a psychopathic killer out to destroy her personally and professionally.

Police Lieutenant Phoebe MacNamara found her calling at an early age, when a violently unstable man broke into her family’s home, trapping and terrorizing them for hours. 

Now she’s Savannah’s top hostage negotiator, who puts her life on the line every day to defuse powder-keg situations. Phoebe knows when to reach out and when to pull back - and when to jump in and take action, even if it means risking everything. 

It’s satisfying work - and sometimes those skills come in handy at home when Phoebe deals with her agoraphobic mother, still traumatized by the break-in after all these years, and her precocious seven-year-old daughter, Carly. 

It’s exactly that heady combination of steely courage and sensitivity that first attracts Duncan Swift to Phoebe. After watching her talk one of his employees off a roof ledge, he is committed to keeping this intriguing, take-charge woman in his life. 

Phoebe’s used to working solo, but she’s finding that no amount of negotiation can keep Duncan at arm’s length. 

When she’s grabbed by a man who throws a hood over her head and brutally assaults her, Phoebe can’t help being deeply shaken. And when threatening messages appear on her doorstep, she’s not just alarmed but frustrated. How do you go face-to-face with an opponent who refuses to look you in the eye? 

Now, with Duncan backing her up every step of the way, she must establish contact with the faceless tormentor who is determined to make her a hostage to fear - before she becomes the final showdown.

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The movie's name was taken for the old movie "High Noon". It is a 1952 western film directed by Fred Zinnemann. The psycho following Phoebe always whistle the tone of the movie indicating revenge at 12 O'clock, because the woman he loved was murdered under Phoebe's watch around noon and because his name is Cooper.

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