Currently on Netflix, you can find quite a few mystery movies from MarVista Entertainment, a company that produces titles that, primarily, film in Canada. One of them is Shattered Memories, a title that isn’t exactly what I’d anticipate.
Shattered Memories (2018) TV Film Review
Moving on isn’t easy for Holly (Elizabeth Borgush). She has a perfect life, but inside her family, there’s some secrets. One she thought she put behind her shows up at her sister’s 15th anniversary party in the form of Ray. A Texas cowboy who moved from the state to be closer to his daughter; a girl who happens to be one of the high school students Holly counsels. Trouble is, Holly let things go from professional to personal. Her sisters know this, and Lois (Victoria Barabas) is more than a little unhappy that her sister’s ex lover is at her perfect anniversary party.
The morning after, Holly wakes up in a state of confusion, unsure of where she is or why she’s there and then she sees the body lying next to her. Blood on her hands and worry over what this means for her, or her husband and son, Holly tries to piece together the night.
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This is one of those films that isn’t really what I’d expect. Sure it’s mediocre which I did anticipate, but beyond just that, it’s a kind disjointed. The film starts in the present and through Holly’s scattered memories, which she slowly pieces together, we go backwards to the night before. Not only this, some memories pre-date the party, so it always takes us a moment and our own supposition to guess what the memory is here to show.
The female cast is pretty good though. Elizabeth has had recurring guest spots on NCIS: LA and Victoria Barabas is from another MarVista mystery (Hidden in Plain Sight). You’ll also see Sarah Lind from Hallmark’s Martha’s Vineyard Mysteries as well as CBS’s Scorpion’s Eddie Kayne Thomas. These more recognizable faces make the film interesting to watch Shattered Memories. Not the best TV mystery I’ve seen, but also not the worst. Though to be honest, if you consider its tangled web, the movie is sad (and doesn’t answer every question).
If you’re browsing Netflix and like a bit of a (low impact) mystery, then you might find this one interesting. Just now, it’s more of a slow mover than a go getter.
Movie trivia: this one is also called Last Night, too.
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Content: The film is TV-14 for murder (off-screen) and sex scene flashbacks (nothing graphic, there’s kissing, and some movement under carefully placed sheets). Someone threatens two others with a knife before another person stabs them.
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