Time for a quick cinema trip after running a course for some other members of staff. And a nice sausage supper and chip butty on the way home!
“Do you know what it feels like to become insane?”
Plot-in-a-nutshell: Bio-chemist involved in car accident wakes after 4 days to find someone else has stolen his life.
First things first. If you’ve seen the trailer and have a memory more efficient than a small bowl-encapsulated piscean life form, then don’t spend your cash. On the other hand, if you don’t know much about what happens then it’s not a bad bit of entertainment.
Liam Neeson plays Dr Martin Harris, newly arrived in Berlin for a conference along with his wife (January Jones). He is involved in a car accident and drops into a coma, awakening four days later. He discharges himself from hospital to find his wife – who doesn’t recognise him. She’s with another Dr Martin Harris and “our” Harris is left out in the cold.
Now, let’s assume the trailer more or less left it there. That would be fine. Only it doesn’t. It shows at least three major plot moments taking us right Â up until the final couple of minutes of the film. Hell, one character is effectively one of the movie’s twists – and the trailer shows them very much post-twist, totally spoiling around 30 minutes of the film if you’ve seen it.
OK, so I managed to guess the final events well before they happened even though the evil trailer didn’t show them. It’s not incredibly clever, but it is a decent thriller with some good twists – if you don’t already know about them.