Forget Ange, Brad and the tabloids - it's on for young and old in Derailed, a psycho-thriller all about infidelity, extortion, secrets and lies! This is great English actor Clive Owen's (Croupier, Closer) latest movie, along with American star Jennifer Anniston's (Rumour Has It), who after her massive TV fame as 'Rachel from Friends', is in the process of making the transition from the small screen to big. Owen adopts a pretty average American accent and an average suburban life for his role as advertising exec-cum-family man, Charles Schine. Trapped in a tired marriage to Deanna (Australian actress Melissa George, last seen in the Amityville Horror remake), both agree their sick teenage daughter Amy, (Addison Timlin), must come first. That is until Charles meets and falls for Lucinda (Anniston), a stranger he meets on a train. Lucinda it seems is the panacea Charles has been waiting for, offering him a way out of boredom with passion. Dramatically their affair goes awry on their first night together; he is robbed, she is raped, with Charles eventually extorted for all he's worth by their attacker. Friends star Anniston is thankfully 'Rachel-free', and Owen does what he can with his hamstrung role, but Derailed is such a cheesy, predictable B-movie it's surprising that it didn't go straight to DVD. Clearly the only thing that saved it from that fate is the high profile cast on the marquis, including French star Vincent Cassell (Irreversible, La Haine) as a lead and in support roles veteran character actor Tom Conti (Shirley Valentine) and rappers RZA and Xzibit, present to keep a 'hipper', younger audience interested. Clearly Derailed's producers were aiming to make an intriguing neo-noir thriller like John Dahl's The Last Seduction (1994), with Anniston in the glamorous femme fatale role, and enough plot twists and turns to keep everyone on the edge of their seats. But Derailed is a train smash by comparison, nowhere near as compelling as that modestly made contemporary gem. Swedish director Mikal Hafstrom ' who made the Oscar-nominated foreign-language film Evil (2003) - brings nothing new to the thriller genre, in fact, possibly succeeding only in setting it back about twenty years. It's so hokey and predictable! Screenwriter Stuart Beattie's script ' adapted from James Siegel's novel ' is just as lame, making you wonder out loud that if great American director Michael Mann hadn't helmed the Beattie-penned script Collateral (2004) whether it too might gone the same way as the trashy as Derailed. But perhaps the worst casualty (or offender!) here is French actor Vincent Cassell, who, usually such an awesome actor, hams it up shamelessly as the 'so Frenchy so chic' gangster-extortionist LaRoche. Quel horreur. He might have been having fun but he wasn't fun to watch, failing miserably in this train wreck of a movie.