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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Disappearance of Alice Creed

Q: What’s the movie about?

A: A kidnapping for a ransom turns complicated, when one of the kidnappers (Martin Compston) admits to the victim (Gemma Arterton) that he's in love with her... and that's only half the story. But anyway, when has a kidnapping for a ransom not turned complicated?

Q: Who’s in the movie?

A: Gemma Arterton, Martin Compston, Eddie Marsan. And that's really it.

Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?

A: PhotobucketGo! Taking place almost entirely in a tiny one bedroom apartment, this low budget thriller is both simple and full of twists.

Q: Will this movie make me laugh?

A: You know what's funny? When they tie her up, and strip her naked, and you think they're going to rape her, but they don't. Hahahaha! They totally got me.

Q: Will this movie make me cry?

A: Hopefully, neither kidnapping nor being kidnapped are relatable enough situations to you to make you cry.

Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?

A: I would love to see Gemma Arterton nominated for something for this. The girl cries and screams like nobody's business, through the whole thing. She must've been exhausted by the end of every work day. I was exhausted just watching her performance.

Q: How is the Acting?

A: Martin Compston will likely be our next British import, now that we've all sort of tired of Orlando Bloom. And Eddie Marsan is great, if not somewhat scary, in everything-- I mean, did you see Happy Go Lucky?

Q: How is the Directing?

A: It's hard to keep a bedroom, a living room, and a bathroom entertaining for the entire length of a movie, but in this case it really adds to the claustrophobia, and J Blakeson keeps things moving and dynamic, along with the help of an ominous score.

Q: How is the story/script?

A: The story has enough twists, turns and intrigue to make you forget that you haven't left the room in over an hour. It doesn't fall back on dialogue to keep things moving along, either. You are simply pulled through by your concern about who will get out of this situation and how-- despite the fact that each of the characters has at least one flaw that should rightfully make you hate them to the point of not caring.

Q: Where can I see the trailer?


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