- compiled by Jeffrey Overstreet Copyright Christianity Today International
- 2002 1 Jan
Certainly this is a basic morality play. Religious media critics are displeased by the film, not for its message that "infidelity is bad," but because the "good" relationship is actually far from healthy.
Bob Smithouser (Focus on the Family) says, "The message: Cheating, bad; sex between committed high schoolers, good. Sometimes what lurks beneath the surface poses the greatest threat."
Douglas Downs (Christian Spotlight) writes, "Most Christians and morally conscious people would blush at the innuendo-laden dialogue present in
Looking at other aspects, Phil Boatwright (Movie Reporter) says there's not much to admire: "Putting aside the objectionable content for a moment, the script, the direction and most of the acting are—now let's be generous—disappointing."
Meanwhile, mainstream critics are hoping the movie quickly drowns in bad reviews.
Stephen Holden (New York Times) claims that the film "goes overboard with a loony melodramatic denouement." David Hunter (Hollywood Reporter) says, "The project's filmmakers forgot to include anything even halfway scary.