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U Turn

(1997)

Jennifer Lopez, U Turn | HER 'TURN' Art imitates life for Lopez, playing an unhappily married woman
Image credit: U-Turn: Zade Rosenthal
HER 'TURN' Art imitates life for Lopez, playing an unhappily married woman

We rate J. Lo's performance in ''U Turn''

PREMISE A fugitive gambler is trapped in an Arizona town, where Lopez and her rich husband each try to entice him to kill the other.

LOVE INTEREST Sean Penn, as the unlucky gambler

OVERBEARING FATHER FIGURE Nick Nolte, the hateful older husband who proves a father figure in more ways than one

HER CHARACTER'S ANCESTRY Part Anglo, part Indian — all wildcat

MEMORABLE MOMENT The violent finale, in which the two young, bloody lovers crawl towards each other in the desert

WHAT EW SAID ''A hip, throwaway thriller'' that director Oliver Stone inflates into ''a blood opera of sadomasochistic love''

J. LO'S GRADE B+

THE MOVIE B+

Read the EW review

Originally posted Dec 09, 2002
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