Gothika was released in 2003. Halle Berry, who played brilliant criminal psychologist Dr. Miranda Grey, was well-prepared for the role and I found her to be believable and realistic throughout the film.
Halle Berry was convincing in this starring role, which did allow her some range. Some. I am glad she accepted the role because I think it was a departure and the role really did enable her to showcase her talent. This performance in this genre allowed Berry to demonstrate that she can act and can be effective.
Berry’s never-ending screaming in the pic was a little much. While this wasn’t the greatest role or performance, I thought Halle Berry was pretty good in the film. I also saw it as an opportunity for her to expand her acting range, which -- if it were already more expansive, would have led to a more enthralling performance in this movie.
There is, however, unequivocal proof that Halle Berry is an actress… or at least, a professional.
That kiss. LOL.
Now, that’s an actress –- remaining professional and composed even as Charles Dutton (who played Berry’s husband, Dr. Douglas Grey) swallowed her face during their open-mouth kiss. (Yuck). Though Dutton attempted to devour her face, Berry emerged from the kiss poised and cool,
if not horrified.
The chunked out and much older Dutton and Berry made for… an odd -- and unbelievable -- pairing.
I liked Gothika. And I liked Halle Berry in this pic.
They insist on undressing Halle Berry. Berry did appear nude. But she was not filmed in a sexually suggestive manner. There was a prison shower scene -– and at the end of it Berry is laying wounded on the floor... naked, in a fetal position. None of her goods were visible. "They" just insist on having Berry provocatively shot. And finally, this film represents another instance in which a white male is attracted to Halle Berry's character.
Hollywood. Very interesting; the business, the industry… the power.