With a plot that defies plausibility, I Know Who Killed Me is a Lifetime movie on a big budget. It’s almost as bad as a soft porn romance novel you read on the beach during the summer. You watch Lindsay Lohan try and raise the plot to respectable with her acting to no avail. But she does get points for trying. Accepting the movie as the guiltiest of all pleasures is the only to way to enjoy it.
Aubrey Fleming (Lindsay Lohan) is your typical teenager. She has two close best friends. She has a boyfriend (Brian Geraghty) that wants to go all the way. When her friends lose her after a big football game, her parents (Neal McDonogh and Julia Ormond) and boyfriend turn frantic. There is a man on the loose who has been kidnapping young girls, amputating limbs, and then leaving them to die where it is hard to find them. So when Aubrey is found on the side of a road missing half of her arm and leg, their worst fears are confirmed. That is until Aubrey starts denying that she is Aubrey. She says her name is Dakota Moss, she had a crack addict mother who overdosed, and she is an exotic dancer. The police, her parents, and her boyfriend all think she is in a state of shock. But when Aubrey/Dakota starts to bleed for no reason at all and insists that the man still has Aubrey, everybody starts to dig deeper to get the real truth.
The story is beyond silly. What else can be said? The ending is beyond ridiculous with an explanation that can only make you laugh. Lindsay Lohan obviously has some issues. She must have taken this role during her well publicized problems and maybe was acting out in defiance by taking this role. But when she embraces a role she does it with full gusto. She is sassy (yes, I said sassy), provocative, and the only person in this cast who is holding up her end of the bargain. Julia Ormond should be ashamed of herself. She comes from respectable dramas such as Legends of the Fall and Smilla’s Sense of Snow. Her role as mom to Aubrey is predictable and sappy. Visually director Chris Sivertson is trying to make a point with his use of blue in the film. You see blue roses to Aubrey/Dakota’s blue clothing to blue glass at the house of the man who is holding these women captive. Once or twice makes a statement. More than that is just distracting and makes no sense.
Plain and simple this should have shown up on the Lifetime Channel on a Sunday night at midnight with a star such as Valerie Bertinelli as the mom.
No, the movie is not good. The story is stupid and the acting besides Lindsay Lohan is just plain bad. But take it as a mediocre distraction that you will never admit to any of your friends that you have watched it twice.