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Prisoners Made Me…. Well, a Prisoner.

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 I finally was able to see movies this weekend. And not just one but three. My husband doesn’t share the love of movie watching as I do. Normally I have to sneak under the covers at like 1am with the head phones and good ole Netflix.

So I have no idea what possessed him but I am not going to question it.

This weekend we FINALLY saw Man of Steel (we are extremely behind), Wolverine, and Prisoners. Wolverine kinda sucked. Man of Steel I liked. 

Prisoners…. I just want to get stuff off my chest about this movie.

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I really wanted to see this movie. I was excited when it first came out however it was so intense it gave me a headache. There was so much pressure spewing from this movie that I was so relieved when it was over.

I liked it though. It was gut wrenching and I can’t remember breathing through the movie. However some of the mystery of the story was all over the place. The point of thrillers are to leave you guessing, constantly looking for the answer while it throws you curve balls the entire time. Prisoners did do that, but a lot of times it felt like a if a few lies were being told but the liar never remembered them to channel back to them.

The story line is pretty solid. A parent’s worse nightmare; having your child go missing and finally reasoning that she was in fact abducted.  Of course it would tug at your heart strings.

Both Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal star in a story that poses the question: How far would you go to protect your child?

Keller Dover’s  (Jackman) daughter and a neighbor’s daughter go missing and suddenly minutes turn to hours. The only lead is a dilapidated RV that had earlier been parked on their street. Heading the investigation, Detective Loki (Gyllenhaal) arrests its driver, Alex Jones (Paul Dano), but a lack of evidence forces the only suspect’s release. Knowing his child’s life is at stake, the frantic Dover decides he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands.

I totally understand why this is a somber, dark even movie. However, right from the beginning it starts off cold and scary even before the kidnapping. Dover is a end of the world nut and has prided himself when thinking of any case scenario to survive the end of the world, the collapse of the government, etc. He seems like a hard man already.

Once the police let go of their only subject, Jackman is convinced that he knows something still and takes Jones and tortures him day in and day out for answers.

Meanwhile, you have veteran Detective Loki who has solved every case searching and following through on any lead bending the rules if he has too. His performance was spot on. Loki wasn’t just a bad ass but an intelligent one.

The main question of this story is asking us how far we would go? Is Dover going too far?

Quite plainly, the movie also shows how one heinous act creates not only victims, but more monsters.

Personally, if it was my child, there was no way I could play by the rules. How can you ask that of a parent? How many of us have said I would gladly go to jail for my kids? I have repeatedly. This is a very dark, grim, and at times is a hard film to sit through but yet it makes us ask our self how far are we from Dover? Can we just sit back and idly wait for the police or do we take the law in our hands?

This movie didn’t just try to entertain you and be done with it. There were intricate layers to each character and they leave it up to the viewer to decide what is right and wrong.

I was pulled into this mix and I wasn’t let go til the movie was over.  Hence the headache.

I do recommend this movie. It made me realize that I just may be a monster.

 

 

Thursday Movie Review-Blame Wednesday TV

Wednesdays are crap for TV. I could watch Storage Wars but I never know when comes on and it’s just too much hassle to remember. So I was forced to make it a Netflix night. Netflix “thinks” it knows me and made the decision to recommend some movies to me under the Independent genre. So sure why not.

As I went through the list, I looked for familiar titles. I however am a person who judges a book by its cover type of gal. So I picked this movie.

 

Obviously the almost nudity caught my eye. So of course I tuned in. Beats paying 10.99 for a porn! As the movie started I started to regret my decision because I instantly thought they had put a half naked chick on the movie to reel you in. Then you find actors who can’t act worth shit, a plot that stinks, and a movie that was made on $12 budget. I know because  I have made home movies on a budget of $20 and let me tell you, the quality was superb. Anything less would have been crap! Take my word for it.

The Babysitters  stars John Leguizamo and  Cynthia Nixon. It was about a young girl that babysits for a family. When the father of the family takes her home, they talk and have somewhat of a cheesy connection.

 

The next time she babysits, they do it. Groan! A little too quick for my taste but whatever. Can we the audience savor the moment?!?

Each time they have sex and he drives her home, he gives her “her babysitting money” which is like $200.  Yeah! I know! Soon he asks her if she has any friends that will “babysit” for his friends.  And so she basically starts a business in her school with a few of her friends and they make cash! They babysit a couples’ kids and then the father drives them home, then boom! They get it on! Shirley (the main girl) is their pimp! She even takes a cut from their earnings!!!

It’s too late to be a pimp myself, but imagine the power!!!!

However as she creates this lucrative business some of the girls try to start their own business on the side.  Then she becomes this ruthless madame and regains control. She does this all being calm, cool, and collective. 

She has very smart rules and seems to know how to handle every situation. I am impressed  because she is only a senior. As a senior I couldn’t do algebra to save my life and she is running a business!!!

The whole time I am panicking cause I am waiting for shit to hit the fan. It does but not in the way you expect it.  When shit kinda hits the fan, the neighbors could hear me yelling, “Kids muffin ears!! Holy shit Holy shit!”

And then it kinda just all goes away…. like that’s how it ends.

I liked the movie. It was intense and interesting but it made me call my husband a hundred times. Each time I woke him up. I decided he was very sleepy and angry for being woken up and it was obvious he was not in the  mood  for having sex with someone. So I quit bothering him.

I give this movie a thumbs up. Watch it you are bored and want someone thing weird like teenagers having sex with fathers that are married.

Oh yea, there was a nude scene. Took long enough but it finally happened. It was nice. Especially since she had a nice flat stomach. Her boobs were big. I had to pause the movie because even though they were big they looked kinda weird. I am not sure what it was. I don’t know if one was bigger than the other or what. I don’t know if a nipple was lighter than the other. It could have been the lighting. If that’s the case , the director needs to get on that.  

So I say sure why the hell not.

Moral of the story: Don’t fucking hire a babysitter!!

 

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