Thursday, April 4, 2013

From IMdb:
An art auctioneer who has become mixed up with a group of criminals partners with a hypnotherapist in order to recover a lost painting.


Last night I got a chance to catch a screening of the film Trance which will put you on a roller coaster ride with all its plot twists.  After leaving the theater, I wasn't sure if I liked it or not til much later in the evening.  It was definitely a lot different than the comedies and action movies I've been watching as of late.

First the things I liked.  The actors and actresses.  All did an amazing job in their roles.  As far as James McAvoy's character Simon who plays the art auctioneer with amnesia.  I did not recognize him but kept thinking that I've seen him in a movie recently.  He has an unforgettable face that draws you in.  Seeing his biography, I then realize it was because it was in his amazing performance as Professor X in X-Men: First Class as well several years ago in Wanted.  I actually liked him better in X-Men: First Class but still he did a great job in this role as well.  He definitely plays a gamut of emotions in this movie.  As far as Rosario Dawson's character Elizabeth who plays the hypnotherapist.  I couldn't remember the last time I saw her in a film.  I think it was the mostly forgettable Zookeeper with Kevin James.  In this film, you definitely get to see a lot of her!  That's to say she's definitely not shy about her body.  I thought her character was a bit flat in the beginning of the movie.  But you'll find out toward the end of the movie the reason why for her calm behavior.  Interesting side trivia, she's actually dating Director Danny Boyle since they filmed the movie Trance.

Danny Boyle you cannot argue has a pretty amazing track record and I think this is no exception.  The flaws may be seen by some as a strength and that is the complicated delicateness of the plot that may go over the heads of some watching it.  Particularly confusing is toward the end when you do not know what is in the heads of the characters or something that is actually playing out.  Danny goes back and forth often with minutes of each scene stunning you visually, leaving your mind to play catch up to what you just saw.  Perhaps its in his brilliance to make you want to see the film again to reaffirm what you just saw.

Overall, I would recommend that you watch the film.  There is violence and nudity in the film so I would not recommend you bring young ones.  I give this film 4 out of 5 stars.

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