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Cast: Catherine Annette, Nick Principe, Nikki Bohm, David Atlas, Haris Mahic, Matan Grunseit
NOBODY CAN COOL is a suspenseful thriller of a young couple, Susan and David, who travel to the mountains for the weekend where they find their borrowed cabin already occupied by Len, and his pregnant girlfriend, Gigi, who have overstayed their welcome. Reluctantly, they all agree to share the cabin for the night. An uncomfortable evening amongst strangers turns ominous when Susan and David discover they’ve been locked in their bedroom by desperate fugitives. As Susan and David struggle to escape, Len and Gigi try to violently contain them while dealing with the aftermath of a mysterious crime. Tensions and secrets fueled by fear, greed, and suppressed hostility bubble over within the couples, and the pending arrival of an unknown danger becomes a test of survival.
"Nobody Can Cool" is one of those thrillers that the less you know the better off you are. The story focuses on Susan and David. We meet the both of them as they are heading to a cottage in the mountains for a weekend getaway. Going by their lack of conversation on the trip and their bickering the two seem to be having some relationship problems. The trip is supposed to time for the two to be alone but after arriving at the cottage they are surprised to find Len and Gigi, two total strangers already inside. After a conversation with the couple David and Susan decide to stay the night since the strangers claim they will be gone in the morning but they are hiding several secrets that are about to put Susan and David at risk.
Like any movie I did not really know what to expect from the film before sitting down to watch it. It seemed at least from the outside to be pretty much the same as any other thriller like it, at least story wise but my opinion changed once the film got going. One of they things that make the film so successful is that it maintains a very high level of tension and suspense that the way through till the very end. The film keeps you on the edge of your seat waiting and wanting to know what secrets both couples are hiding and what is going to happen. I kept wondering if any of them would make it out alive because the deeper into the film it got the more hostile the couples became.
Credit goes out to Writers/Directors, DPYX, which is the writing, producing and directing team of Marcy Boyle and Rachel Holzman. This is a pretty effective and impressive thriller on its own but knowing that this is DPYX's first feature film makes it that much more special. "Nobody Can Cool" is a well-written, directed and filmed thriller that engages the audience right from the start and it keeps you glued to the screen the entire time, I look forward to seeing what this talented team of filmmakers has coming next.
Lastly, when you have such an effective and well-written story in place you want to make sure you have a cast that can deliver on these complex characters so the audience can have feelings towards them and I am happy to say that the cast here did a great job, Catherine Annette as Susan, Nick Principe as Len, Nikki Bohm as Gigi and David Atlas as David all give amazing performances. Haris Mahic and Matan Grunseit are also fantastic in smaller but important roles in the film.
"Nobody Can Cool" is a thriller that fires on all cylinders, it brings the right amount of action and atmosphere needed and it finishes the movie off with an excellent climax and ending. I highly recommend this to everyone that likes a good thriller, solid from start to finish. Do not miss out of seeing this film. You can order the DVD now HERE.
Released by Osiris Entertainment
***** Out of *****