Reed (Christopher Abbott) is going on a business trip and he's got everything meticulously planned: check into a hotel and kill an unsuspecting victim. Only then can he rid himself of his devious impulses and continue to be a good husband and father. But he gets more than he bargained for with volatile call girl Jackie (Mia Wasikowska). Before the night is over, a feverish nightmare will unfold, and Reed and Jackie will seal their bond in blood.
Sundance-style indie film-making at its worst. Long static close-ups of talking heads will soon have you switching off. It may be cheap, but it’s terminally boring. Godard made Breathless for next to nothing. Have modern indie film-makers learned nothing? It’s promoted as a thriller, but it’s too boring to be thrilling. Towards its end it adds some gruesomeness to make you pay attention, but that only makes it even more loathsome.
One needs a high threshold of revulsion to continue watching this film. Abbot is excellent, convincing and compelling but he is not enough to carry the whole film. It is a bizarre film that promises much but fails to deliver in the end.
Cinema Paradiso need to revise their Star rating to accommodate this piece of utter drivel. I agree with Alphaville. Terminally boring but with added revulsion. How this got a comedy tag is beyond me. Then again takes all sorts?
Difficult to review this film as unusually for modern DVDs there were no subtitles. Judging by the other reviews, it did not look as if I have missed anything but it probably tells you a lot a out the film and distributors that they do not take into account people with physical impediments.
this film adaptation isn't up to much, unfortunately. Spirited performances from both leads but ultimately unsatifying and too bizarre for its own good. And then... it ends, after 80 minutes. You should definitely watch Audition instead.