Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: Compliance

Welcome to a weekly feature here at Movies with Abe, Tuesday's Top Trailer. One of my favorite parts about going to see movies is the series of trailers that airs beforehand and, more often than not, the trailer is far better than the actual film. Each week, I'll be sharing a trailer I've recently seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

Compliance – Opening August 17, 2012

This dark thriller seems most intriguing for the realistic nature of its characters, employees at a fast food establishment excited too much by the feeling of power given to them by the voice of a supposed police officer over the phone. Any viewer immediately realizes that this couldn’t possibly be a cop telling a manager that she has the right to strip-search her employee, yet the characters seem woefully unaware that they are being manipulated. It’s the kind of film that those likely to have nightmares should stay far away from, but it might prove to be an interesting, not to mention extremely disturbing, character study. The most recognizable face in the trailer is that of Dreama Walker, who broke out this past season as the bubbly and easily taken advantage-of June on ABC’s new comedy “Apartment 23,” and here she’s considerably more serious and horrified as the victim of the anonymous caller’s game. The chilling declaration that this is based on true events makes the story even more horrifying, and hopefully the acting will be on the same level as the story and this will be more than an eerie and forgettable dramatization of actual events.

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