Feb 14, 2010

100 Feet, 2008

100 feet, 2008
Director:Eric Red
Cast: Famke Jennsen, Bobby Cannavale, Ed Westwick

Stage: Home theatre
Genre: Drama/pop thriller/mystery/cop action

Short synopsis: After Marnie Watson kills her abusive husband in self-defense, she is condemned to house arrest... only to discover that the house is possessed by the enraged and violent spirit of her dead husband

Preps: none whatsoever. I find it on the disk, seems I must have got it one way or another, I don't do the IMDB checking, just watch it. Right after the Book of Eli. Cannot be that disastrous, my mind is telling me.

Reality: The beginning is promising. It takes me about 20 minutes to resolve the weird attitude the girl that is held prisoner at her own home and the cop that brings her there, have. I realize he's her husbend (who she killed in self defence) ex work partner. And she lives in a cop neighbourhood. How convenient and cruel to bring her home, give her a toe bracelet to keep her within 100 feet of her home and leave her there.

The weird things start to happen in the house that imply that the husband is still there. The director doesn't pay much attention to what the viewer might think it is still believable. Somehow the movie loses me at the half where I just wait how it will end, will the ghost kill her or not.

The relationship between the ex husband's partner and her doesn't evolve in any way, neither isn't the thing between the neighbour young man and her believable, or worth seeing.

You do get some useful tips for extorting the devil or the ghost out of your house. The movie does imply the greatest problem within police force - inner coverage and possible victioms of this (in this case the wife, when noone believes her and also the killing might have been prevented). There are some spooky scenes that catch the attention, but nothing more. Comparing to the book of Eli that I tried to see two hours before that, the movie is a jewel. But it's just something average, nothing above that.

My personal rate: 5,0 (if you have nothing else to do, truly :) or if you like cop drama movies regardless of the story).

100 Feet on IMDB

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