Friday, June 2, 2017

Movie review: Come and Find Me

When his photographer girlfriend Claire disappears, L.A. graphic designer David begins his own investigation. Uncovering a mess of corruption and crime, he also learns Claire is not who she was pretending to be.

Annabelle Wallis (Claire), Aaron Paul (David), Garret Dillahunt (John), Terry Chen (Det. Sloan), Zachary Knighton (Charlie), Enver Gjokaj (Aleksandr), Chris Chalk (Buck/Kyle).

Come and Find Me begins by painting Claire and David as a happy couple with some unusual ways of keeping their relationship interesting. Waking up the next day, David finds Claire has disappeared and at that point, things start to get weird. As David begins investigating he realizes Claire is not who he thought she was, and despite warnings and evidence he should walk away, he instead focuses on protecting Claire beyond reason. The rest of the film is a strange, confusing twist of events as David uncovers more and more new information about Claire.

Acting was decent with Paul and Wallis both doing well, and apparently working nicely together. Dillahunt was perfectly cast and managed his role well. Chen, Knighton, and the remainder of the supporting cast were solid and enjoyable.

Camera work is nicely done with good framing, focus, and film choice. Sets and backgrounds are mild but fitting. Action scenes are solid with nice detail and authenticity. Dialogue was okay but could have explained more. Sound and soundtrack are ok, nothing exciting.

Billed as a thriller, this really feels like more of an action mystery. There just wasn't that much thrill and after the first 30 minutes it was easy to guess Claire was pretending to be someone she isn't. Those who enjoy a solid dose of drama with their mystery should enjoy this one.

With some mild sexuality, violence and some gore, foul language, and adult situations, this should be fine for older teens and above.

Released: 2016
Reviewed: 5.16.17
Star rating: 3 out of 5
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Mystery

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