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Charlie Rankin (Stephen Dorff) is out of prison, but not out of trouble. Indebted to the man who saved his life behind bars (Willem Dafoe), Charlie must now carry out a murder to settle the score. But things start to change for Charlie when he meets Florence (Michelle Monaghan), a mysterious and beautiful lost soul who sees the good hidden beneath his tough exterior. When the hit goes bad, it’s Charlie’s life that is on the line, and he’ll have to figure out how to settle his debts – and keep Florence out of danger – before his past catches up to him.
"Tomorrow You're Gone" tells the story of Charlie Rankin, a man who has just gotten out of prison and stops in to see a man called "The Buddha" who was writing him in prison. It seems The Buddha helped Charlie out while he was in prison and now Buddha wants Charlie to repay him by killing someone. The murder goes wrong when a woman appears in the house as well. This makes Charlie a bit paranoid to say the least. He then meets a woman on the bus named Florence and the two start hanging out together but Charlie doesn't seem to be sure of anything at this point.
The plot is pretty simple so I am not going to go into details any further but I can tell you that they film wasn't what I expected and I don't think its a film for everyone. I was expecting a typical crime film here but the film is more an Art House flick that deals with the characters more than anything else. I suppose that is why the film had a limiter theater/VOD release. Now don't get me wrong I enjoyed the film for what it was but in the end I thought that its biggest strength was its cast.
Stephen Dorff, Michelle Monaghan and Willem Dafoe in a limited role gave the film a bit more star power than it really deserved and they made the film a bit more watchable. I found it to be a slow moving film that seemed longer than it's 92 minute run time. So if you are looking for an action film here you may want to look elsewhere but if you like something a bit different from they normal films Hollywood releases every week then I recommend giving this one a shot.
The story drags a long at times but the cast alone with worth checking out. I sadly can't give it a real high rating but it is more than watchable.
Released by RLJ Entertainment
** 3/4 Out Of *****