IFC Midnight, Motion Pictures, Joyplex,

Tammin Sursok, Ben Wiggins, Sarah Bonrepaux, Jade Tailor, Russell Geoffrey Banks

Allie Westbrook (Tammin Sursok) is backpacking through Thailand. She’s staying at an apartment in Bangkok with a number of other foreign students, and she makes friends with some of them. She’s introduced to a computer “game” played by other residents in the building where they can log into a site called Cam2Cam and face chat with other people. But Allie has an ulterior motive for coming to Bangkok so it’s not a coincidence. But in trying to solve her mystery, she soon finds out that no one in the building is who they seem to be, and it’s a deadly game. In trying to find the truth, she may have sealed her own death or disappearance.

This movie, unrated for a purpose, is all about trying to shock you. The trouble is that in 2014 its hard to shock an audience. Yes this film is full of lies and betrayals, double crosses, and treachery, but there’s just not a whole lot going on here. When you finally put together all the pieces and figure out what really going on, will you care? I doubt it. There’s very little suspense here. Though they’re trying to make you really worried about Allie’s future, you don’t really get so into her story to believe enough to really care. The setting is exotic, but it’s certainly not got much of the beauty of Thailand in it, other than the opening montage, it’s mostly back streets of garbage and ugliness. This is not a travel film that will make you want to explore Bangkok by any means. Whether Allie makes it out or not is not really important. I probably couldn’t remember the ending anyway, and it’s just been a few days since I’ve watched this. This is a very forgettable flick, or perhaps it’s because of my age, that I can’t really identify with the young folks that are wasting their lives out adventuring on their own. For me I would say, skip this one.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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