The Blurb from imdb: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
So it was Date Night with "girls" and we chose this film for the above actors, yes we are shallow, and we thought this would be an action/revenge/getmydaughterback type film in the style of Taken.
Once we got past the half hour of adverts we were treated to horrific torture scenes, both shown and implied. Mr Jackman spitting and gurgling his way thru' most of his lines and thumping alot of things. Mr Gyllenhaal played an uber detective who manages to miss most of the clues to solving what was going on and he managed to develop an annoying way of blinking.... oh, ok maybe I was just bored or traumatised by this time.
Not to mention this seemed like the longest movie ever, I was not alone in this thought, most of the (minimal) audience were doing a running commentary.
The direction was odd, the occasional close up of tree bark was weird. And I'm not sure what the point of Maria Bello was as she was asleep for most of the movie. Poor Melissa Leo was cast as a lady 30yrs too old for her and I just kept waiting for her wig to slip off.
On the positive side you really wont be able to figure out whodunnit until the reveal at the end, but by then you really wont care.
So with numb bums and having lost the will to live ourselves we couldn't face our much awaited Nandos and came home hungry :(