Picks and Pans Review: Woman on the Ledge
Here's a promising TV movie project: Take a number of present and former soap stars (Deidre Hall, Leslie Charleson, Colleen Zenk Pinter, Peter Bergman, Josh Taylor, Michael Zaslow, Kale Browne and Ken Kercheval) and drop them into a plot loaded with the favorite ingredients of the daytime stew: romance, disease, fertility problems, infidelity.
The movie is couched as a mystery. In the opening scene a woman stands on the escarpment of a building 15 floors up, ready to jump. All we see of her is a bracelet on her wrist with a little bell attached. Then the flashbacks begin, and we see three best friends (Hall, Charleson and Zenk Pinter), who all have the same bracelet. So which one ends up on the brink of suicide and why? Lord knows, they all have their trials.
In any event the explication is a perfunctory parlor exercise, slick but bland, comparable to a slow episode of Sisters.