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Secret Window

Secret Window ★★½ 2004 (PG-13)

Wandering around with a wicked case of bedhead in a ratty old bathrobe and talking incessantly to himself, Johnny Depp cranks this hohum psychothriller up a notch with a typically quirky and subtly humorous performance as Mort Rainey, an eccentric mystery writer. After catching wife Amy (Bello) in the sack with another man (Hutton) Mort holes up in a remote lake cottage during his traumatic divorce only to be roused from his depressioninduced torpor and writers block by Shooter (Turturro) a deranged hayseed in an Amishlooking hat who claims Mort stole his story. Mort, who is increasingly showing signs that he may not be playing with a full deck, is almost sure that isn't true and can prove it if he can only find the back issue of a magazine that published his story years before Shooter claims to have penned his. Adapted from a novella by Stephen King. 95m/C VHS, DVD, Bluray Disc . US Johnny Depp, John Turturro, Maria Bello, Timothy Hutton, Charles S. Dutton, Len Cariou, John Dunn-Hill, Vlasta Vrana; D: David Koepp; W: David Koepp; C: Fred Murphy; M: Philip Glass.

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