“Even if we aren’t having troubles at the present time, I think, we can all agree that we have all faced trouble at some point in our lives. But what do we do? What resources do we have to deal with the troubles of our lives? How do we come through it when even the most ardent faith is challenged. ” – Mary Stauffer
Number of Times Seen – 1 (11 Jun 2020)
Brief Synopsis – After a mother and her daughter are kidnapped, they need to find a way to survive the ordeal.
My Take on it – This is a film that I heard about when it came out at the end of last year and was quite interested in seeing what it was all about.
The premise is quite intriguing yet they unfortunately aren’t able to make things seem thrilling in any way.
Alyson Hannigan is a great actress but she is given such a bland character here that it makes the viewer look at things from a very ambiguous perspective when looking at her personal situation which is quite problematic throughout.
The story itself drags a bit too much and they fail to really give us a story which moves along in an interesting and thrilling way.
Howard Lai as the antagonist here is a bit of a misstep since he isn’t menacing enough and that makes it so hard to take his character seriously because of it.
The fact that this story is based on true events adds something here and helps make things slightly more enjoyable to watch
Bottom Line – Nice premise for a story but it isn’t thrilling enough as one would expect. Hannigan is a great actress but she plays her character here in a bland way that makes the viewer ambiguous to her situation on a personal level which is quite problematic. The story drags along a bit too much and not much really happens over the course of the story that would help make it more fascinating to watch. The antagonist played by Lai isn’t menacing enough and that takes away from things too much. The fact that this is based in true events adds a lot to the way one looks at this situation and makes things more enjoyable to watch unfold.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Also known as 53 Days: The Abduction of Mary Stauffer (From IMDB)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)
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