Daily Mail – from Sins and Passion DVD Collection
In this 1997 made for TV crime drama, Neeve Kearny [Connie Sellecca] is a successful boutique boss and receives a threatening call on the day a tough mobster -who was put away by her dad, is released from prison. Meanwhile Neeve is also secretly working with a gossip columnist to blow the whistle on important figures in the fashion business, so who is out to get her?
Set against the backdrop world of high fashion it has some brief moments of chic gloss, introduces many themes such as sweatshops, drug-dealing, murder, mobsters, dark secrets and even manages to hint at romance, providing plenty of suspects along the way giving a lot of scope for a who-dun-it mystery. However, the pace and tempo is very much minor satellite channel afternoon standard which does detract somewhat and there are some big flaws [the raid on the sweatshop –the reporter hits the nail on the head with his ‘maybe they saw you’ comment] as previous scenes are forgotten or ignored [lose a *].
The single disc is a bare bones offering only play and 2 trailers. Rated 12, this is unlikely to offend but does have some unconvincing plot lines and script errors, what with hitmen wandering about waving guns about all in the open. but never really grabs your attention until the ending, which was a neat twist and quite sad. I’d like to give less, but despite it seeming to be longer than 1½ hours, I can’t really find a strong reason to do so.
Daily Mail DVD