A fun little film. The characters were well-developed and likeable. The Morgan character was defined a liar (and I loved that final little lie reveal at the end!).
This is the kind of film I always hope to see in the 48 hours: plot and character driven fun. It wasn't technically the slickest film, but it was funny and enjoyable and you wanted to know what happened next. The little girl expressing things from her point of view and her growing relationship with the kidnapper was the highlight. I also really liked that the lying was a real plot driver.
Simple 'for the fun of it' film thats enjoyable to watch, the characters are exaggerated but believable and the story flow not drag.
This is what 48 Hours is all about punk rock DIY get in there and do it!
The relationship between the kidnapper and the young girl was sweet and well drawn. I also liked that the plot was driven by the compulsory character element.
Unfortunately the mistaken identity reveal was a bit obvious and the ending felt a bit meh from the Mum's point of view. I think she said something like 'we've got some stuff to sort out'. Dude, your husband is a lazy liar who was more interested in seeing your dog than your child! I know it wasn't all that serious but I felt disappointed for her.
But, all really entertaining and your child actor there is one to watch. Good work!
Firstly I'd like to shout-out to some *classic* lines from my fellow reviewers:
matix: "This is what 48 Hours is all about punk rock DIY get in there and do it!"
wellingirl: "Dude, your husband is a lazy liar who was more interested in seeing your dog than your child! I know it wasn't all that serious but I felt disappointed for her."
You guys, YES, SO MUCH YES.
The lighting/sound/tech sound of things wasn't the greatest and the acting was so-so but this was just a silly story with some really funny lines. The Nashi joke hooked me. And the sack to kidnap the kid! Nice one!
Very nice quirky, gentle well intentioned film. I admit to being taken in by the premise and especially loved the wee young actress... In the right film she could be another Anna Paquin!! The jokes worked well too...
The Russian held it together overall and while the production level was only average, it was clear everyone was having fun and it showed! Great effort!
Very clever use of the genre. Awesome acting from everyone involved, especially the Russian kidnapper!