Amnesiac (2015) (DVD Review)

Amnesiac (2015) (DVD Review)

Amnesiac (2015) (DVD Review)

📅23 October 2015, 20:51

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Amnesiac (2015) (DVD Review)
Directed By: Michael Polish
Starring: Kate Bosworth, Wes Bentley, Olivia Rose Keegan
Rated: UR/Region: 1/Widescreen/Number of disc: 1
Available from Xlrator

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AMNESIAC tells the story of a man (Wes Bentley) who wakes up in bed after an accident, suffering from memory loss. He begins to suspect that his wife (Kate Bosworth) may not be his real wife and soon finds himself a prisoner in the house

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I just want to say right off the bat that I think both Wes Bentley and Kate Bosworth give great performances here and the movie is better because the both of them were in it. Perhaps they are THE best thing about it? Only the bad thing is, for a movie that seems to be about so much forgetfulness, you can’t help but feel you’ve seen it all before as you watch it. Don’t get me wrong, it is a well-made and shot film. It looks like a big deal, but it never does feel like one. Also, outside of perhaps a few good plot twists here and there, you will probably be able to name more than a few movies that feel just like this one does and that was a bit of a let-down, because I was and still am a pretty big fan of Kate Bosworth. I also don’t think I was a big fan of the pace of this one. I wanted it to do stuff faster. It tries to keep the whole thing interesting, but I don’t think it always works. Maybe it works SOME of the time, but clearly not all of it. I also was able to figure out how this was going to end really quick into it, which is never ever a good thing, my friends.

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So I guess what I’m trying to say is we have a steak that is missing a bit of sizzle and perhaps its been left out a bit too long for its own good. I think I really had a disconnection with our star and that makes it hard for you to really get behind them and feel anything for them when the film really needs you to the most. Open with a car accident is a nice way to grab the attention of the audience, but it doesn’t keep that pace and it doesn’t do a whole lot to keep you wanting to stay as interested in it as you might have been just based off the opening. It’s a psychological thriller, but it is a bit too light on the thriller part. I think they’d have been best to have tried something a little different, but it might still work for a watch if you just want to try to cram in as many movies of this type into one night of movie watching. You’ve seen it before, but you get Kate Bosworth on-screen, so that makes it not a total loss.

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Extras

– Trailer

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