Safe House (2000) from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)

This is the movie in which Captain Picard plays a genius and former intelligence agent who is gradually succumbing to Alzheimer's disease.

It's quite a good thriller with an intriguing premise. Ol' Jean-Luc's family think that he is completely paranoid about the plot against his life. In fact, his daughter doesn't even believe he used to be a secret agent, and didn't even know he worked for the DIA, so she thinks everything is related to Alzheimer's.

Like his doctor, we don't know what to believe. The truth is shielded from us as long as possible, and it becomes even more muddled as the disease progresses, and even Jean-Luc doesn't know what is real and what isn't.

It's quite a good movie in many ways. It can be thoughtful, touching, and thrilling in turn, and Jean-Luc did a helluva job in the lead. I thought it was spoiled a bit by a distractingly lightweight performance from co-star Kimberly Williams, who is supposed to be a genius in the story, but who delivers every single line like those Miss America candidates answering the softball questions.

IMDB summary: 7.5 out of 10.

DVD info from Amazon.

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