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almost 7 years
A decent thriller flick, but the predictable twist weighs it down.
Derailed is a 2005 British-American thriller film based on the novel of the same name by James Siegel. The film is directed by Mikael Håfström and stars Clive Owen, Jennifer Aniston, Vincent Cassel, Melissa George, Addison Timlin, Giancarlo Esposito, RZA and Xzibit. This film was the first to be distributed by The Weinstein Company in the United States. The film is set in Chicago.
Charles Schine (Clive Owen), is a Chicago advertising executive, whose tale is being written down in a notebook by an unidentified man in a prison cell. Flashback several months, and we see Charles at home with his wife and teenage daughter. Charles's marriage is deteriorating, and his daughter suffers from diabetes, requiring expensive medication not covered by insurance.
On a commuter train, Charles encounters an alluring woman named Lucinda Harris (Jennifer Aniston). She is also married, has a daughter, and a high-powered job as a financial adviser. A mutual attraction develops, and the two begin meeting...