This is a hard review to write so soon after watching the film, but I am afraid that if I don’t write my thoughts now they will fade. The concept is very intriguing, and exploring the concept as they did in the film is quite believable. A very basic case of “what if?” taken through some interesting twists and turns, and what a set of turns this movie presented. This is one of those rare films that just makes you sit down and think and let your own mind wander down the path of “what if?” with the characters in the film, and it does it superbly.
There are no grand dramatic settings, no huge special effects, no flash and bang in this movie. Instead it has something so much better: characters. This film could easily be done on stage, and for all I know the script may well be used for a stage production. It certainly wouldn’t take much tweaking to make it work on stage since the movie basically takes place in one room. No, what we have here are some absolutely superb character actors coming together to do what they all do so tremendously well, play a character, and do it so that they really do feel real. Yes there are a lot of familiar faces here, but none of them are actors we expect to see as leads in blockbuster films. Instead these are the people who make other characters shine simply by incredible execution of their craft.
This is a movie that is going to stick with me for a long, long time, and it is well worth the 8 of 10 stars that I rated it. Simply fantastic!