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Amanda Crew stars as Leigh Parrish, a successful actress on a trip home to visit her small town roots. While dodging the careful eye of her manager (Dustin Milligan), Leigh steps out from the lights and cameras and into the shadows of her old life, confronting her unsavory past and ex-employer, Maurice (Kim Coates).
"Ferocious tells the story of Leigh, a actress who returns to her home town for reasons unknown to her manager. After checking in the the hotel she sneaks out without her manager knowing but she isn't heading out to visit family or to have a good time. She is headed to see her ex-boss about a secret she has been harboring. Maybe now that she is famous she can put it all to rest once and for all but her ruthless ex-boss has other plans which leads to a violent confrontation.
The less you know about the story the better off you are, the secret Leigh holds is a big part of what happens, it is the sole reason for why she is even at the club in the first place. It was a mistake that she made a long time ago and her then boss still holds against her. I had high hopes going into this one, I loved the cast and the trailer made the film look like it was full of action and suspense and for the most part it was dead on.
Trailers make so many movies look better than they actually are and to some extend this was another example of that. Now don not get me wrong I liked the film and the performances but it was not as good as I had expected or hoped it would be. I cannot really say what it was about the film that made to feel this way, it just did not pack enough of a punch for me but there is still plenty to like here. For starters the cast does a great a great job, this is the second film I have recently seen with Amanda Crews in it that was a bit edgier than her earlier films and for the second time she does a great job playing a more demanding role. I hope to see her in more films like this in the future. And what can one say about Kim Coates that has not been said already? The man is a beast and he can play a villain like no one else can. The rest of the supporting cast all give good performances as well including Katie Boland who almost steals the film from its stars.
Production wise the film looks and sounds great, the action scenes are all well done and it does manage to generate a good amount of suspense as well. Like I said before, for me it was lacking something but that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy the film and the performances because I did and I do recommend to fans of the genre.
Available on DVD with Special Features that includes:
Closed Captioned, Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, 16:9 Widescreen Format, 5.1 Dolby Digital Sound and Trailers
You can order it HERE.
Released by MTI Home Video
*** Out Of *****