Lindsay Lohan's notorious failed attempt at serious acting
—downright disheartening when you consider the sterling jobs she did in Freaky Friday
and Mean Girls
Aubrey Fleming is your average Teen Genius
. She plays piano. She gets good grades. She has a boyfriend. Things are going insanely well for her, until one day when she just...vanishes.
She's found a week or so later, missing a hand and a foot. However, the person who winds up in the hospital bed insists that she's not Aubrey Fleming, but rather is an identical stripper named Dakota Moss. Aubrey's family decides to take her in, even after an unexplained cut appears on her arm. However, Dakota's still not convinced that she's really Aubrey, and starts to figure that the unexplained cuts and amputations might have also happened to the real Aubrey Fleming ...Notable
mainly for a batshit insane plot, coupled with an insane liking of primary colours (Aubrey's world is blue, Dakota's world is red, Jerrod drives a bright yellow van).
This movie contains examples of:
- Acting for Two: One of the more twisted examples.
- All There in the Manual: Deleted materials were to show that the entire plot was merely a fiction piece written by Aubrey as a project.
- An Arm and a Leg
- Artificial Limbs: Dakota gets some of these after being brought to the hospital.
- As Himself: Art Bell, in one of the most WTF cameos ever.
- Bikini Bar: Back then Lindsay was apparently still too big a star to get naked.
- Buried Alive
- Can You Hear Me Now?: Woulda helped.
- Color Wash: And how.
- Informed Ability
- Knife Nut
- Mind Screw: And not in a good way. I mean, at one point, Art Bell of all people actually shows up in the middle of the movie to explain a plot point.
- Ms. Fanservice: Why else have Lindsay Lohan as a stripper?
- Owl Be Damned
- Real-Life Relative: The young Aubrey in the photograph is played by Lindsay Lohan's real life sister, Ali.
- Separated at Birth
- Surreal Horror
- Synchronization: Aubrey and Dakota share injuries, to the point where Dakota starts suffocating when Aubrey's face is covered
- Title Drop: It, like everything else in the movie, makes no sense at all, given that only one person dies, and she does not narrate the story or anything.
- What Do You Mean, It's Not Symbolic?: The color coding is already mentioned, but the real deal goes to the owls. Owl is on a branch, owl is the school mascot, owl pops up in a creepy mirror, etc.