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See Jane Run (1995)

  Directed by: John Patterson
Written by: Joy Fielding, Ellen Weston
Starring: Katy Boyer, Joanna Kerns, John Shea
Links: See Jane Run on the IMDb, Buy the Book
Genre: Drama

This movie gets: 3.00 (1 rating) Ranking: not yet ranked (awaiting 2 ratings)

See Jane Run (1995) is also mentioned in pearly's review of Death in Small Doses (1995).

"See Nicole Frown" - a review by pearly

What a feat. In 3 days, I've managed to watch 2 movies which meet the following criteria:

  • Contain a member of the main cast of TV's Growing Pains
  • Are about memory loss
  • Are made for television

Bow before me, mere mortals, for I have done what is bound to make anyone cry out "no more!", and the very next day, call up the local pay TV folk and get them to switch the expensive-ass movie channel on.

The first was the painful The Perfect Daughter (1996) starring Tracey Gold (Carol Anne Seaver in Growing Pains), but I hadn't had enough, and a couple of days later, I sat down to watch See Jane Run, starring Joanna Kerns (Margaret 'Maggie' Katherine Malone Seaver - yep, that was really her Growing Pains character's full name).

In See Jane Run, the film begins with Jane finding herself in a supermarket, unable to remember how she got there, what she's doing, and who she is. Finding blood on her clothing, she fears the worst, and buys new clothes before visiting a doctor. Once there, her husband finds her, after calling the hospital looking for anyone who may fit her description. But as the movie goes on, it seems that the devastating event in her past that has caused her amnesia may be worse than what she had at first thought, and she'll have to be careful who she chooses to trust.

See Jane Run is less in-your-face than The Perfect Daughter, but it still has elements of the same issues. The music / sound effects that run every time Jane remembers more of her past are so intrusive and overbearing that it's ridiculous. Her facial expressions are also a bit much, but not as bad as Gold's. The storyline is a bit more believable though, which makes for a better (if still somewhat crappy) movie.

Mainly, See Jane Run suffers from the same thing that The Perfect Daughter did - it uses memory loss as the basis for a thriller, but fails to do anything other than the predictable with the story.

Goodbye for now, Arena-TV and your crappy telemovies. See you when I realise that Showtime is just as bad.

pearly gives this movie 3 out of 10.
Review created on Tue 13 Jan 2004

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  1. Have just finished reading the book and could picture it happening so well that I KNEW I had seen the movie before, so I started searching the web until I found it! Wonderful book and movie!
    There are so many things that can affect your memory or lack of.....

    Rating given: 10

    A comment from Marie on Tue 15 Feb 2005 08:58 #

Those who have commented give this movie: 10.00 (1 rating)

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