Although CUPID may be the perfect Valentine's Day vid-rental for the romantically disenfranchised, this poisoned box of bonbons lacks the directorial sleekness and sinister screenwriting vision to accomplish its throat-grabbing goals fully. Minimally suspenseful as psychological
thriller, CUPID works best as a damsel-in-distress melodrama about checking the references of all potential dates.
Having fled her dippy boyfriend Richard (Joseph Kell), serious-minded English major Jennifer (Ashley Laurence) settles down in LA with her party animal sister, Susan (Annie Fitzgerald). At her new bookstore job, Jennifer swoons over an attentive, good-looking swain named Eri...