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Trunk (2009)

Director:
Straw Weisman
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Thriller
NORWEGIAN TITLE
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RUNNING TIME
94 minutes

Producer:
Troy Palmer-Hughes
Debbie Weisman
Straw Weisman
Screenwriter:
Straw Weisman


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
George David Blanchard
Megan Jennifer Day

 

Review

This low-budget, basically two-set thriller is trying to tap into a Ted Bundy-ish character and his latest victim, who's ready to play his game. Valid observations and possibly even good suspense could've resulted from this setup, but writer/director Straw Weisman isn't able to imbue his images with any real tension. The film lacks drive and any sense of spontaneity. Instead Weisman must resort to using cuts and close-ups to force his characters' lines and reactions. The two leads remain cardboard figures from which actors Jennifer Day and David Blanchard are never able to transcend.

Copyright 14.04.2020 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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