The Ugly (1997)

The Ugly
Director: Scott Reynolds
Writer: Scott Reynolds
Cast: Rebecca Hobbs, Paolo Rotondo, Paul Glover, Christopher Graham, Roy Ward, Jennifer Ward-Lealand

Karen Schumaker (Rebecca Hobbs) is a renowned psychologist who wants to get to the bottom of Simon Cartwright’s (Paolo Rotondo) psyche and his sanity or lack thereof. Simon is a confessed serial killer who spent the last five years institutionalized in a mental hospital that obviously mistreats him. Schumaker is appalled by the treatment and is bent on finding the truth of Simon’s behavior and help him if she can. But that might not be possible.

The Ugly was an engaging film with some very strong moments but altogether it fell in the “trying too hard” category. Still, I liked watching it.

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