DEADLINE is a fairly effective dark and ghostly mystery that was an excellent, but very haunting if not disturbing, showcase for the immense talents of the late actress, Brittany Murphy. For much of the film, Brittany Murphy, alone has to hold the screen. And her strengths as a great actress are so impressive here. At times, she was able to portray so much pain and emotional disturbance of her character. It was one of her finest acting roles in so many ways.
But, given the very ironic circumstances of the death of Brittany Murphy, the scenes of prescription drug use and the bathtub of death, take on a whole new meaning for this film. This smaller budget film is a must-see. However, it is quickly being pulled from some outlets. But it needs to remain. It's a significant last opportunity to see this actress at her best, although yet one more unreleased film is yet to appear this Spring from the late actress.
The premise of DEADLINE might be a little confusing with some strange plot turns. Yet, this movie is an effective little vehicle for Murphy, who goes from being a writer with some deep emotional baggage to having a psychological breakdown as a result of the very creepy and unforeseen events while writing a script at an abandoned house where a murder was once videotaped by a deranged man. It's a strange and dark tale, that times you wonder where it's headed. But the film works well enough as stage for Brittany Murphy, the actress, to strongly recommend. And now it's part of history because of the untimely death of Brittany Murphy. Now, this film is an absolute must-see.