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Cast: Omari Hardwick, Sharon Leal, Gary Dourdan, Rosci Diaz, Tatyana Ali, Richard T. Jones, Bill T. Cobbs, Marc Singer, Lynn Whitefield
Sharon Leal (Dreamgirls) and Omari Hardwick (Sparkle) head an all-star cast in this twisted, psychological thriller as newlyweds Catherine and Michael. The couple’s marriage is threatened by Michael’s disapproving mother (Lynn Whitfield, The Josephine Baker Story) and Catherine’s own terrifying secret: a crippling sleep disorder that blurs nightmare and reality. When a terrifying incident from her past returns to haunt her, she turns to her foster brother and closest confidant, George (Gary Dourdan, CSI), who vows they will stick together…no matter what!
The Last Letter" tells the story of Catherine and Michael, they seem like the perfect couple and are very much in love. The marriage does have a few problems before it even has a chance to get started. One is Michael's mother who does not like Catherine and she is not afraid to tell her son about it but there is another problem brewing that Michael knows nothing about. The problem deals with Catherine and her sleep disorder which causes her to sleep walk and do some very dangerous things. Years before there was an incident that caused the death of Catherine's first husband, she was never found to be guilty of anything but there are some that think she had a lot to do with it. When a private detective comes around asking questions about the tragic event it triggers Catherine's sleeping spells again but this time around it could turn even deadlier.
This is a pretty solid thriller/drama, the story does have a few holes in it but for the most part it is still an intriguing tale that keeps you interested the entire time. The film also does a nice job on building some tension and suspense as it moves along. If there was one thing I was a little disappointed in it would be the ending. It wasn't a bad ending but I think the film could of benefited from a little better pay off. Other than that I thought it was a pretty solid film made better by its terrific cast.
Sharon Leal and Omari Hardwick are both terrific as the film's two main leads but they are not alone. Gary Dourdan is fantastic as well as Catherine's not so nice brother and Lynn Whitfield is her usual amazing self as Michael's mother. And production wise the film looks and sounds great. If the story would of been a bit more involved instead of leaving out a few reasons why certain things are happening this would of been a real winner but it is still a very entertaining film the way it is and I recommend checking it out if you like a good drama/thriller.
"The Last Letter" is available now on DVD, you can order it HERE.
Released by Image Entertainment/RLJ Entertainment
*** 1/4 Out Of *****