Sunday, October 3, 2010

Northern Lights [on dvd]

Northern Lights
by Nora Roberts [DVD Northern]

Another in the series of eight made-for-TV-movie adaptations of Nora Roberts bestsellers. This one features country singer LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian as the leads, and is set in a remote Alaskan outpost town, Lunacy. Cibrian plays Nate Burns, a former Baltimore cop, escaping from a personal tragedy by taking a job as the new Chief of Police in Lunacy. Rimes plays Meg Galligan, a bush pilot with some skeletons in her own personal closet. When mountain climbers discover the preserved, murdered, body of Meg's father -- who had disappeared 15 years earlier -- this sets off a chain reaction of violence and suspicion in the small town. Cibrian and Rimes have good chemistry together, and Rosanna Arquette plays well against Rimes as Meg's estranged mother. The mystery in this romantic suspense tale is pretty flimsy, but you watch this type of movie for the relationships, and this one doesn't disappoint in that area. An entertaining 90 minutes. -- recommended by Scott C. - Bennett Martin Public Library

[Also available in print and book-on-cd formats.]

[ Internet Movie Database entry for this film ] | [ official Northern Lights web site ]

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