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Incompetent Jessica Alba
By CHRIS WANGLER  |  December 5, 2007
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Would one of Wall Street’s wealthiest young scions (Hayden Christensen) choose to have his faulty ticker replaced by a surgeon (Terrence Howard) with four pending malpractice suits? And would he have the procedure done just hours after defying his mother (Lena Olin) by marrying his bridge-and-tunnel girlfriend (Jessica Alba), who stands to inherit millions? If the Lifetime set-up here is ridiculous, the OR conspiracy that follows is even more preposterous. It’s too bad, because the legitimate medical phenomenon explored by writer/director Joby Harold, in which patients remain conscious during surgery, is easily as terrifying as the open-heart close-ups. Best moment? When the reliably wooden Christensen (still making Canadians look bad) asks the equally incompetent Alba, “Do you think my new heart will love you as much as my old one?” 78 minutes | Boston Common + Fenway + Fresh Pond + Circle + Suburbs
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