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On the surface, Nathan and Aubrey are the perfect couple. They’re young, attractive, wealthy, ambitious, and recently engaged. The film opens on the day of their engagement party at Aubrey’s parent’s house, a stunning estate on a remote bay outside of San Francisco. Their guest list includes a few close friends from their childhood. Terrance, an outgoing, energetic, life-of-the-party type; Kaitlin, a free spirit; Mimi, an energetic gossip and lush; and Mark, who’s on edge about the whereabouts of his girlfriend, Elle, who was supposed to meet him at the party. What the guests don’t know is that Nathan and Aubrey are covering up a murder. The picture perfect couple’s secret is safe as long as they can stick together and maintain their composure during the party.
As the film opens we see Aubrey as she arrives home to catch Nathan in bed with one of their friend's girlfriends, Ellie. In a rage Aubrey grabs her father's rifle and points in towards Ellie which causes Nathan to try and take the weapon from her but during their struggle the rifle fires, striking Ellie and killing her. Aubrey knows that her parents home has a trap down in the living room so they both decide to put Ellie in there until after the their engagement party is over but between them becoming more and more paranoid, Ellie's boyfriend Mark calling her cell phone all the time wondering where she is and an ex-cop who is a neighbor that keeps checking on the couple their secret might not last the night.
"No One Will Know" is a well acted, well directed thriller that does a good job keeping you interested in what is going on and the characters are developed enough to get some sort of feelings about them but what it does lack is originality. Now do not get me wrong, the film is entertaining enough but the one problem I had with it was that it was not any different from most thrillers like it. The story did a good job keeping you off guard but it never had that big twist that left me in shock. The twists it does have are either little ones that lead nowhere and the one major one towards the end that I saw coming. Even wihout that big surprise twist the film still remains entertaining thanks in part to the wonderful cast that did a terrific job playing their roles.
Speaking of the cast, I was pretty impressed with the acting from Ben Bledsoe and Jesse Draper, both are great as Nathan and Aubrey. The supporting cast were all amazing as well. Production wise the film looks and sounds fantastic and like I said before the direction from first time Writer/Director, Raj Reddy was fantastic. He kept the film moving a nice pace. This is his debut as writer and director so that does make the film a bit more impressive and I can see his work getting better with each film he makes.
So, while the film could of been a bit better with some more script work I still found it to be an enjoyable thriller and recommend it to anyone who likes the genre. You can order the DVD HERE.
Released by Osiris Entertainment
*** Out Of *****