Flash Movie Review: Alone with Her
THE first time I saw a closed circuit security camera (are they even called that anymore?) was at a local currency exchange in my neighborhood. It was this imposing metal contraption that hung down from the corner of the ceiling, looking like a dragonfly created by Picasso. I was too young to have a checking account, so I was at the exchange to get a money order for a purchase. While the man behind the thick paned window at the counter was typing up my money order, I was constantly glancing at the security camera. I knew it had to be something visual because of the lens in front; but with those wires attached to the sides, I had to wonder who was watching me. When the man returned to the window he must have noticed my curiosity because he started to tell me all about it in this ever so proud way. TIMES have certainly changed, haven’t they? Except for restrooms and locker rooms, I think security cameras are everywhere, in all kinds of different places. I am all for cameras being at public transportation locales, from airports to neighborhood train stations. Even covering highways or major thoroughfares, I do not have a problem with it. As I walk through a grocery store I can understand why cameras are installed all across the ceiling in those brown glass dome things; they actually look like chocolate gumdrops. Management would want to be on the lookout for any theft taking place. However, when I walk down the hallway of a movie theater I wonder if someone is actually watching me go to my seat. I guess with the tragedy that has taken place in theaters and clubs, security cameras are a must now. I would think after a while all of us will just become numb to the idea we are being watched wherever we go. However I have to tell you, watching this crime thriller was such a creepy experience for me because I am afraid this might be actually happening now. THERE was something about Amy, played by Ana Claudia Talancon (Fast Food Nation, Tear this Heart Out); that made Doug, played by Colin Hanks (The House Bunny, Orange County), want to watch her all the time. This drama that also starred Jordana Spiro (Trespass, Must Love Dogs) as Jen and Jonathon Trent (Burlesque, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) as Matt, definitely had a way of pulling the viewer into the story. I quickly was uncomfortable by what was taking place; not because of any type of gore or torture (there wasn’t any) but because I, who am already paranoid about big brother watching me, was startled by what was taking place. I really believed stuff like this could be taking place all around us. The story was somewhat predictable; however, with Ana and Colin being convincing in their roles I did not mind this issue. I thought the way this film was shot added to the intensity level; it forced the viewer to be closer into the action. Overall, I felt the concept of the story was the main attraction for watching this DVD. The reason I say this is because there really was not anything new brought in for this type of story; however, for me sitting at home without people or security cameras all around I did shut my computer down once the film was over.
2 1/3 stars — DVD
Posted on April 13, 2017, in Thriller and tagged 2 1/3 stars, ana claudia talancon, colin hanks, crime, drama, hidden camera, jonathon trent, jordana spiro, thriller. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.
wow….I often also wonder when out and about is someone looking at me.
Careful, this film will add an extra layer of creepiness. Thanks for the comments.
ok thanks xx
Hi! Happy Easter! Or Spring, whatever floats your boat😉I had to write and say the movies I was remembering were The Sunshine Boys and Going in Style. I confused them both. It was only writing today’s blog with the letter N for Neil Simon that it hit me!😂
Oh wow, I am glad you remembered and told me; I see now where you are coming from. I hope you had a good holiday weekend. Thank you for the comments.
After watching Snowden, It’s not much of a leap from fiction to reality. And it is disconcerting.
You said it: things are just creepier and creepier. Thanks for the comments.
We were at a restaurant the other day and my husbands phone alerted him to our location. It is pretty disconcerting for sure. He said, I don’t like that it’s tracking me. I know my iPhone can do the same, but it doesn’t broadcast it to me. Half the time, it just gives me a choice of locations in the vicinity to pick from in case I choose to post it to my friends.
Learning that trick could come in handy to document harassment though. Like for bullies.
I really like your suggestion about documenting harassment. As for the other stuff I would be creeped out just like your husband. Thanks for the comments.
A phychological n emotional movie.weldone.