I KNOW WHO KILLED ME
Art Imitates Life
Release Date: July 27, 2007
Starring: Lindsay Lohan, Julia Ormond,
Neal McDonough, and Brian
Audience: Older teenagers and adults
Runtime: 106 minutes
Distributor: TriStar Pictures/Sony Pictures
Director: Chris Sivertson
Executive Producer: Tom Gores and Johnny D. Lopez
Producer: Frank Mancuso, Jr.
Writer: Jeff Hammond
Address Comments To:Michael Lynton, Chairman/CEO
Amy Pascal, Chairman - Motion Picture Group
Sony Pictures Entertainment
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I KNOW WHO KILLED ME starts off innocently enough. Lohan plays a young piano student in college, Aubrey, who wants to leave music to concentrate on her creative writing. As Aubrey attends classes and tells her piano teacher her desires, photos on campus reveal that two young coeds have disappeared.
Then, the dead body of one coed appears, with her right arm and leg amputated. Next, Aubrey herself disappears. Finally, one night, Aubrey is discovered barely alive, but with her own right hand and leg amputated. Or, is it really Aubrey? The girl, looking just like Aubrey, claims she is actually a stripper named Dakota who looks just like Aubrey. Then, the authorities discover that one of Aubrey’s creative writing stories is about a stripper named Dakota.
Has Aubrey gone out of her mind from her traumatic experience, or is something else happening?
Of course, it turns out that there’s something else happening. That something else might make a better movie, were it not for the fact that this movie contains much offensive content and a non-Christian worldview. Not only is there plenty of strong foul language, there are also gruesome scenes of fingers and hands being amputated or falling off. In addition, there are sleazy scenes of Dakota, or Aubrey, dressed in skimpy outfits dancing semi-nude in a strip club. Furthermore, there is an explicit scene of Dakota, or Aubrey, fornicating with her wannabe boyfriend.
Also, the movie’s view of Aubrey’s middle class American family is a dark one. This view is matched by a very strong Romantic worldview with a pagan moral relativism, where modern society is seen as unfair to the poor, specifically Dakota’s poor family led by her single mother. These worldview problems are slightly mitigated by some undeveloped moral elements about truth, saving a person’s life and moments of caring between parents and children. Finally, however, the movie supports unproven theories about mystical psychic, and, hence, occult, connections between twins. All of the movie’s worldview problems can give viewers a warped sense of truth, science, morality, theology, and social justice.
Director Chris Sivertson sometimes shows he has a flair for style comparable to Brian De Palma, who also cut his teeth on some pretty horrific horror movies. On the other hand, the ludicrous parts of the script, plot and acting in I KNOW WHO KILLED ME keep getting in the director’s way. The sleazy strip joint settings add nothing more than titillation.
Please pray that Hollywood stops making sleazy movies like this, and that Jesus will reveal His love and grace to Lindsay Lohan, and other stars like her. Only through Jesus can we really find the true love and peace of God that surpasses all understanding and that brings fountains of positive joy transcending all earthly pleasures, not to mention all earthly struggles.
It turns out something else is indeed happening. That something else might make a better movie, were it not that this movie contains much offensive content and a non-Christian worldview. Not only is there plenty of strong foul language, there are also gruesome scenes of fingers and hands being amputated or falling off. In addition, there are sleazy scenes of Dakota, or Aubrey, dressed in skimpy outfits dancing in a strip club. Finally, there is an explicit sex scene between Dakota, or Aubrey, and Aubrey’s wannabe boyfriend.