Wednesday, November 28, 2012

PCP on DVD - Gone

I like a good thriller as much as the next film fan.  The problem is that it is hard to surprise me with a movie anymore, as I've seen so many films I usually can see the ending coming a mile away.  Gone tries its best to keep the viewer guessing, but its best is not good enough.

Gone - 2012, rated PG-13.  My rating:  5 out of 10.

Amanda Seyfried stars in Gone as a girl who's sister goes missing.  A year earlier, Amanda had been kidnapped as well, and she believes that the man that took her has now taken her sister.  The problem for her is that no one believes her, because she has a history of mental illness and no one believed her last year when she was taken.  So, she has to try and find her sister, but the film attempts to keep you guessing as to what really happened compared to how much of it is just paranoia or mental illness.

The film really tries its best, and Seyfried is good as she usually is, but the film was just somewhat lacking overall.  Some of the decisions made by Seyfried's character move beyond the realm of history of mental illness and into the realm of outright stupidity.  You know you're watching a bad movie when you want to yell at the screen to tell the characters to stop doing something so stupid.

Overall, the film could have been better, but it also could have been a lot worse.  Instead it is perfectly average and due to be gone from my memory before long.

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