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Lorraine, a stressed out single mom harassed by an abusive ex-husband and struggling to raise her 8-year-old son. Her world changes in an instant when she and her child are carjacked by a fugitive bank robber (Stephen Dorff of Immortals) and taken on a desperate drive to retrieve his loot. But Lorraine refuses to be a victim. She is about to take control and fight back. And tonight, what she will do to survive may lead to the most shocking crimes of all.
Making a film about a carjacking can be a difficult thing, it's hard to keep a movie going about a single incident such as this for it's entire run time but Director, John Bonito manages to make an entertaining film by keeping things simple and character-driven. There are basically three main characters in the film, the fugitive, the woman, and her little son. A great deal of the film takes place inside a vehicle so it's important to have clever and well-written the dialogue which is exactly what you can here plus the performances are realistic and engaging.
besides the dialogue and high amounts of suspense in the film the director also got a terrific cast to play these characters. Maria Bello is terrific as Lorraine, She displays the right amount of vulnerability and toughness needed and Stephen Dorff is exceptional as well as the fugitive. They both have great chemistry together and it translates back to the audience.
Like I said before I thought it was a stretch making a film like this but the director and cast really make this an enjoyable thrill ride. There's not much in the way of action except for the climax of the film, this is more a psychological drama, a battle of wits that creates loads of tension and suspense.
So if you like a good thriller or maybe you're looking for something a bit different to watch then I highly recommend picking this one up.
The DVD and Blu-ray both come with the Bonus Feature:
Carjacked: Behind The Scenes
Released by Anchor Bay Entertainment
*** 1/2 Out Of *****