As an executive is held captive by an employee, it's up to his wife to deliver the ransom.
Wayne and Eileen Hayes live the American Dream. Together they've raised two children and struggled to build a successful business from the ground up. But there have been sacrifices along the way. When Wayne is kidnapped by an ordinary man, Arnold Mack, and held for ransom in a remote forest, the couple's world is turned inside out. Eileen finds her home full of FBI agents, their life under scrutiny. While Wayne is engaged in the negotiation of his lifetime, Eileen works frantically with the FBI to secure his release. The terrifying ordeal causes Wayne and Eileen to reassess their marriage and come to a deeper sense of their commitment to each other. With each passing hour, the need and desire for Wayne to return home safely becomes ever more urgent.
[en] Wayne and Eileen Hayes live the American dream. They helped raise two children and fought to build a successful business from the outset. But there are sacrifices along the way. When Wayne is kidnapped by ordinary people Arnold Mac and awaiting redeeming for ransom in the remote jungle, their world is flipped out. Eileen finds her house full of FBI agents. Their lives are under scrutiny. While Wayne is negotiating his lifespan, Eileen works crazily with the FBI to maintain his independence. Horrific tests make Wayne and Eile evaluate their marriage and give a deeper sense of commitment to each other. Every now and then, the desire and desire of Wayne to return home safely becomes more and more urgent.
Archibald T (mx)
Here's an exploitative goodie. A ripped from the headlines tale of two sisters in Chile who were kept in the woods by their abusive father. In the film, the father is a drug dealer who associates with a kingpin named Costello. The sisters, Ana and Anny, refer to Costello as 'The Boogeyman'. I don't think the Costello element was ever part of the 'true story' this is inspired from. It felt tacted on to further the plot, but worked as an additional exploitative element to the story. Between the years of 1987 to 2010, the two sisters are put through the ringer by their father. When Anny was a little girl, her father raped her and just a few short months later she prematurely gave birth to a deformed son due to inbreding. The two sisters eventually grow up to be very busty girls. It should be duly noted that the director makes this clear in one scene where the girls are picked up by a kind couple and the husband can't stop looking at their massive rack as they lay in the backseat. I wonder how big they'll make the sisters be when the remake comes out. I should note that this film is being remade for the US market since it's been getting a lot of buzz for how sick and twisted it is and will be released sometime in 2014.After getting into some trouble, and killing, two police officers, their father goes apeshit. His connection to the kingpin Costello is also cut when he becomes apprehended. This puts the sisters in survival mode. They, and their "brother", are on the run when Costello seeks them out for the whereabouts of his supply of drugs. He sends his goons to find them, but they have no idea who they'll be messing with.Cannabilism, incest, rape are just a few of the staples you'll find in this nicely toned homage to the exploitative horror from the 70s and 80s. It's not like one of those mock up grindhouse flicks you see nowadays, but really sticks to it's guns with providing a very grosteque series of events. Overall, if 'The Hills Have Eyes' and 'Last House on the Left' were raped by a Chilean miner after having a few beers (and thought it was his sister), you'd get this film.
Brandon S (jp)
"Inherent Vice" is as perfectly groovy a film noir as we're likely to see in a lifetime. P.T. Anderson has done it again.Now, there will be people who say that this movie is horrible. I won't argue. There will be those who say this is the best film ever made. I won't argue with them either. Paul Thomas Anderson has never made films that are for the regular viewing audience, and as such he's never really had a film that everyone everywhere agrees on (the closest he's had thus far has been "Boogie Nights").Me personally, I think he's wonderful filmmaker, and one of my absolute favorite artists working today. But he's not everyone's cup of tea. The same could be said about this film.Film noir has always interested me in their use of shadow and atmosphere. What's interesting here is that Anderson flips the formula for how film noir is made. There's no heavy shadows or booze-addled detectives. Rather there's bright colors, a breazy and surreal atmosphere, and a cast of hilarious characters, including our hippie hero, Doc.
Calvin C (fr)
You see one Nicholas Sparks movie, you've seen them all. This one is in the category of recycled plot but with different actors. The first hour was okay with the romance, but the second act makes you roll your eyes at how unrealistic everything goes down. I know love is a powerful thing, but they are stretching it here.Grade: C+
Cor L (gb)
Old James Bond parody by Stephen Chow. Good stuff, had a few good laughs.
Daltry G (br)
Cruda, descarnadamente cruda pero al mismo tiempo reveladora. En medio de la violencia extrema que retrata, el espectador es movido a reflexionar en la eterna lucha entre quienes nacen con un exacerbado sentido de la justicia (los que hacen cumplir la ley) y quienes se obstinan en corromperse y buscar la vida fcil.
Emily F (de)
Jake and Ellen - what a great pairing. I love these actors, and they are joined with an awesome ensemble cast, including Susan Sarandon and Dustin Hoffman. The characters are believable as they depict a story of grief, guilt, and figuring out life and their place in it. It's so far removed from a fairy tale that it makes loving it so much more beautiful. The real-ness, the honesty, the emotion - it makes a great film. Not to mention, I think the soundtrack is phenomenal, too.
MariePier D (us)
That movie was classified in teen movie with all-day smokers. But I like those kind of movies, so everything's good! Rich or poor, they're all the same. Dans la branche films d'ados on fume toute la journe, il gagne un prix! Mais j'aime bien ce genre de films, alors tout beigne! Riche, moins riche, ils sont tous pareils!
Natalia T (us)
Love this movie ~?~?~?~?
Private U (kr)
This is the most amazing made-for-tv movie ever. Oh, and Matthew Perry is a hottie.
Reaksmey O (it)
I wanna watch this movie. unfortunatly, it is not available in my country!