Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Restraint Movie Review 149

This is an Australian thriller and it is directed by David Denneen and it stars some Australian actors who I was not familiar with.

The story begins with a couple called Ron(Travis Fimmel) and Dale(Teresa Palmer) who stop at a gas station to refuel, but when the attendant sees a dead body in their trunk, Ron kills him. They are on the run from the cops and they come upon an old house which they decide to hide in. There is man called Andrew(Stephen Moyer) living in the house. He seems like a quiet man who is a little odd. Ron hits him and ties him up. Ron wants to take Andrew outside, but Andrew is agoraphobic. The couple take him as a hostage. Ron sees his face on the TV and he goes nuts...

Ron argues with Dale and Andrew tries to call the police but is caught by Ron. Andrew tells Ron how he can get money to go away. He tells Ron that Dale will need to dress as his fiancee to go to the bank and withdraw the money. The police turn up at the house, but Andrew convinces them that everything is fine and they leave. Dale agrees to go to the bank. She gets some of the money and Andrew has to confirm that it is okay over the telephone. Ron takes a delight is making fun of Andrew and the way he is. Dale doesn't like it. She talks to Andrew and they have a chat about Ron. Ron asks Andrew why his fiancee walked out without all of her things which are still in the house. He tries to antagonise Andrew and then he wants to kill him,but Andrew talks him around before he does it.

Andrew manages to get away and he tries to injure Ron but to no avail. Ron captures him again. Meanwhile, Dale is at the bank getting more money and jewels etc. She comes back and finds Ron trying to kill Andy. She tries to shoot Ron, but the gun is empty. Ron sees red and tries to kill Dale but Andrew saves her and she eventually kills Ron. Dale thinks that she can just go and leave Andrew behind, but he tells her that she is going to have to stay with him and pretend to be his fiancee or he will spill the beans.....

This movie was interesting and well made. It had some good moments of tension and overall, it was enjoyable. I will give it a 6/10.


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