Sunday, July 31, 2011


I watched this movie on the night of my birthday, and I really shouldn't have.
I knew what I was getting myself into. A mate had told me what it was about and how harsh it was but still I watched.

Here is the movie trailer.

And here is the movie poster.

After viewing the trailer I probably don't need to go into too much detail as to what the movie is about. Heck even the poster is pretty confronting.

Annie (Liana Liberato) is the main character for the most part however a lot of screen time is taken up by Will (Clive Owen).
Both actors do really well in their respective roles.

As much as Clive Owen's agents continue to push on cinema audiences that Clive is an action star this movie is actually a nice change of pace and Clive's strengths as an actor come out wonderfully in this film.

I'd read that Catherine Keener was in this film and I'd enjoyed her previous work such as 40-Year Old Virgin, and especially Death To Smoochy.
This is the darkest I've ever seen Catherine though. How'd have thought she could do drama so well?!

I knew going into to this movie that it was directed by Friends star David Schwimmer. Under no misconception did I think this movie was a comedy though. Far from it.

And just do you know, it was directed very well.

What got me though was the melodramatic dialogue, especially from Annie (and in one scene, Catherine Keener). By the end of the film I was exhausted from all the screaming and yelling.

I was just over it.

Here we have Charlie. In a role which could easily kill his career Chris Henry Coffey takes a chance portraying an online predator, and he does it would no cliched dialogue or undertones.

That's one good point about the movie. It could have very easily steered itself into an after-school special about online predators, but somehow it doesn't.

In a show of strength by the director's part is the home movie during the end credit. Just creepy.

All up I give this movie 5 out of 10. I wouldn't given it more because it is a very well-done film however I watched it on my birthday and it kind of ruined the day for me.

Until next time!

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