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Wrecked (2011)

Director:
Michael Greenspan
COUNTRY
Canada
GENRE
Thriller/Drama
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Wrecked
RUNNING TIME
91 minutes
Producer:
Adrien Brody
Caroline Dhavernas
Ryan Robbins
Screenwriter:
Christopher Dodd


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Man Adrien Brody
Woman Caroline Dhavernas
George Weaver Ryan Robbins
R.P. Adrian Hughes
Man in the Woods Adrian Holmes

 

Review

Here is this year's entry in the newfound 'man-isolated-in-extreme-situation' subgenre, popularized in recent years by such films as 127 Hours and Buried. Wrecked is like a hybrid of these two; it combines the ominousness of Buried with the hope of 127 Hours, and although it never feels as relevant or pure as Danny Boyle's masterpiece, director Michael Greenspan is able to tickle our curiosity to such a degree that we're able to live with the somewhat unprogressive nature of the film's middle part. Another factor here is Adrien Brody's committed performance. We've seen Mr. Brody suffer before in The Pianist, and he proves again that few is able to do just that better than him. However, the merit of his performance here is also about the way he balances a sense of spite with a more deep-seated goodness. The only question is; which of these qualities will ultimately surface? And what does screenwriter Christopher Dodd have in store in us for the finale? Only those who give this clever little sleeper a chance will know.

 

Copyright 07.02.2012 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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