GONE (eOne, 2012) D: Heitor Dhalia, w/ Amanda Seyfried, Wes Bentley. Rating: NNN; DVD package: none Rating: NNN
Gone pumps enough tension and plot twists into its conventional thriller to make it fun couch fare.
The cops think Jill (Amanda Seyfried) is crazy when she shows up to report that her sister has been abducted by the same serial killer who snatched her two years earlier, a crime she may have only imagined. Jill heads out to rescue her herself.
Jill's high anxiety makes her a plausible delusional crazy, while her energy and quick wits elicit our sympathy and make her a credible hunter as she races all over Portland, lying and intimidating her way closer to the truth.
Guns and car chases are kept believable, and the ordinary locations boost the tension-enhancing overall realism.
There are a few apparent logic lapses, and a key figure in the climax gets an unusual visual treatment. A good commentary could have shed some light.
EXTRAS English, French audio. English subtitles.