Rated 2.0

A Miami businessman under investigation (Bill Paxton) absconds to the Cayman Islands with his embezzled cash, dragging along his unwilling daughter (Agnes Bruckner), who takes up with a local hustler (Victor Rasuk). Meanwhile, a poor fisherman (Orlando Bloom) and his girlfriend (Zoe Saldana) meet furtively in defiance of her rich father and hotheaded brother (Anthony Mackie). Writer-director Frank E. Flowers’ film premiered at the 2004 Toronto Film Festival but has languished two years without a distributor, and it’s not hard to see why. Flowers is clearly talented, with an eye for local color, but his grasp of character and psychology is tenuous, and his roundabout, double-back structure quickly grows tiresome and annoying—especially since both stories he’s telling are pretty thin and uninteresting.