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Cast: Amy Smart, Thora Birch, Peter Facinelli, Anne Heche, Trace Adkins, Paz Vega

Director: Lindsay Gossling

Genre: Drama/Thriller

Year: 2021


The day starts out as usual for residents in the small Heartland town of Minninnewah. It’s springtime and big storms are just part of life. Nothing to get worked up about…until they are. Inhabitants will have just 13 Minutes to get to shelter before the largest tornado on record ravages the town, leaving the inhabitants searching for their loved ones and fighting for their lives. In the wake of total devastation, four families must overcome their differences and find strength in themselves and each other in order to survive.

'13 Minutes' tells the story of a group of residents living in the small town of Minninnewah. They all seem to know each other in one way or another and they each are facing their own life challenges.

They are also use to dealing with some extreme weather from time to time, but nothing could prepare for the tornado that is about to touch down in their small community.

>'13 Minutes' has a lot going for it, but the main thing it has is strength in numbers. What I mean by that is the film has a terrific cast of well-known actors that bring their characters to life in a way that makes it easy for the audience to care for each and every one of them in one way or another. Trace Adkins, Thora Birch, Peter Facinelli, Anne Heche, Amy Smart, Sofia Vassilieva, Paz Vega, Will Peltz, and Shaylee Mansfield. Now that is a cast and they all give fantastic performances.

You might be wondering how the special effects are since this is a disaster film. Well, I can say the effects used are all very well done. "13 Minutes' played out a bit like a made-for-TV movie to me but that never took anything away from the story or messages the film sent about a variety of subjects. The film was written and directed by Lindsay Gossling. It is her first feature film behind the camera and I hope to see more projects from her soon.

'13 Minutes' is a film that deals with a number of different topics and by doing so it gets you thinking. It also shows how people can put their differences aside and work together in times of need. I recommend checking it out when it opens in theaters on opens in theaters next Friday, October 29th.

Released by Quiver Distribution

*** 1/2 Out Of *****