Review

Gary, an actor, burns down his house, then he drinks and drives, uses crack, and crashes his car. He is placed under house arrest and put under the watchful eye of a publicist, Margaret. She moves him into the empty house of a writer who’s away in Canada on a shoot. Gary meets his attractive neighbor, Sarah, a single mother who seems to like him. His friendship with Margaret grows and strange things happen: he finds notes he doesn’t remember writing, he hears noises, and he seems to bump into himself in the kitchen. Two remaining chapters reveal that this may not be his life after all.

 

The film has a Donnie Darko flavor to it, but it is much less interesting. There are three different movies all linking up into one movie about one common theme. All three films contain the same characters, it is just that the roles interchange and do not make sense until the end of the movie. The film begins as almost a comedy and turns into a thriller. Part 1 makes you curious, but part 2 was boring and tedious. I started to lose interest about halfway into the movie due to my own frustration with not being able to latch on to where the story was going. The ending has an interesting and original premise, but the overall film did not particularly impress me.


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Brandon Stogsdill