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Cast: Tiffany Bowyer, James Duval, Rob Terrell, Chris Matthew Smith, Mark Motyl, Marcus Jean Pirae, Leigh Davis, Jesse Hlubik, Martin William Harris, Jai Norman
Crushed by grief, Det. Steve Lambord (Rob Terrell) decides to investigate the suspicious death of his estranged daughter, Stephanie (Tiffany Bowyer), but when he uncovers a trove of videotapes of her cavorting with many men, Steve questions his understanding of her. As the steamy details of Stephanie's sex addiction provide clues, Steve interrogates her partners, but the disturbing and violent maze he's led into threatens to overwhelm him.
Addiction can be the road to ruin for many people, there are all sorts of addictions that plague our society it just so happens this film deals with sex addiction. As the film opens detectives and police are called out to a possible murder/suicide of a young woman. After arriving at the scene Detective, Steve Lambord sees that the young woman is his estranged daughter, bent on finding her killer at any cost he begins going through video tapes that were left behind. It seems Stephanie had a thing for recording her sex acts but the more and more Steve digs the deeper he is pulled into a world he knew nothing about and the more he learns about his daughter they deeper he begins to fall as his guilt becomes to take over. "Playback" is one of those films that is not easy to watch but at the same time it draws you in with it's story and believable characters. The cast does a terrific job at making their characters real and the story is both disturbing and captivating at the same time. Director, James Avallone does a fantastic job of telling this story of a young woman who seemed to be greatly effected by the absence of her father and it not only led her down a path of destruction but she also seemed to have a death wish as well. "Playback" is a sad film that focuses on two characters and how their lives were tragically affected by the choices that were made. It doesn't offer up a happy ending but that is just another one of it's strong points, certainly a anti-Hollywood film and one that isn't going to be for everyone but if you like this sort of thriller then I highly recommend picking it up, I was left thinking about it long after it was over. Filmed on a limited budget the filmmakers took full advantage of what they had to work with, I got the impression this was a labor of love for all involved.
Like I stated before the cast did a terrific job but I think it is noteworthy to point out Tiffany Bowyer who plays Stephanie, by the looks of it this was her first acting job in a feature film and she was amazing in her role, she is as talented as she is beautiful and I look forward to seeing what she does next. The DVD comes with Special Features that include:
Behind The Scenes
You can order the DVD HERE.
Released by Cinema Epoch
**** Out Of *****