Amnesiac online movie review - Anti-'Misogynist' or 'Justice' - please read
This film had me intrigued throughout the whole thing. Here we have our dread villain, Kate Bosworth, as the 'Woman' (who had a great performance) who does these atrocious actions against the protagonist.
All the while you are witnessing the most INEPT of all detectives/police. Throughout the whole film I had a feeling it was coming. I knew she was going to get away. I decided this the moment they had dinner. So the Woman goes Kathy Bates, Misery-like, and inflicts her brutality on her husband for the audience. The whole film. I get it. She is crazy and he is the victim.
Then it all comes full circle. So the Woman wants to have children. She is crazy. Our tormented protagonist frees himself, saves a girl caged up (who freed herself and is now in a bathtub) from drowning by the Woman and knocks her out.
Here is what gets me. When the twist comes I just kept saying 'no no that is not what they are doing.' Yup, that's exactly what they did. See, of course, both of them were in on the whole kidnapping bit. Idiot male protagonist goes along with said crazy wife to kidnap a girl, for money for her treatments, to help her have a child. Husband decides that he doesn't want to do this (um, too late) and they get into the car wreck that was established at the beginning of the film. So they are both wrong, quite obviously.
Then here comes the worst bit. Idiot detective pins all of this on the husband. Considering it is obvious he was drugged and beaten. Wife, as we know, killed an innocent mailman and a police officer and, of course, she is nowhere to be found. Epilogue closes with crazy wife being the husband's nurse at the hospital (zero sense). Wife gets away free so she can continue her torture spree.
What really gets me is that this whole film had this woman dominance thing going. It was like it was gratifying to constantly watch a man being gagged and tortured at the Woman's whim. The film was saying, 'Ya, this is okay for a woman to do this to a man. A man is getting tortured. There must be some reason why because men are horrible and do all of the worst crimes imaginable. OH, it looks like he was just an accomplice.' (Still an accessory, of course).