Review: The Lodger

A good cast can't save "The Lodger (2008)," the utterly wrongheaded fourth movie version of a 1910 novel inspired by Jack the Ripper that was most famously filmed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1926.

David Ondaatje's edition is set in present-day West Hollywood, where it mysteriously rains all the time and a police detective (Alfred Molina) is trying to track down a slasher of prostitutes who is copying an earlier serial killer who modeled himself on the 19th-century Ripper.

Also wasting their time in this preposterous bore - which, by all rights, should have gone straight to DVD - are Hope Davis as a possibly delusional landlady, Simon Baker in the title role, and Rachael Leigh Cook as Molina's daughter.

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