This is an independent movie directed by Philippe Caland. Starring Forest Whitaker, Anthony Mackie, Mike Epps, Sanaa Lathan and Nicole Ari Parker. This movie is about author Tommy Carter played by Anthony Mackie who is quickly becoming a local celebrity for writing a book about his experience temporarily dying in a car accident. His devoted wife Maggie Carter played by Sanaa Lathan thinks that she has hit the jackpot with him as a husband. He appears sweet, educated and loyal as well. During a book signing a mysterious fan approaches him seeming to be obsessed with his book he has certain pages highlighted and anxiously asks Tommy about certain phrases he uses in his book. Then he asks Tommy for a private therapy session since he used to be a life coach before he was an author. At first Tommy declines saying he's too busy and famous to help people on a personal level anymore. He quickly changes his mind once his brother comes back into town after getting out of jail. desperately needing money
played by Mike Epps. On his own accord Tommy seeks out the mysterious fan named Angel Sanchez played by Forest Whitaker. Angel needs help getting over the mysterious murder of his mother and takes Tommy up on his offer. The audience can tell that Tommy's first impression of Angel is that he is creeped out by him but he takes the case anyways strictly for the money. Here is where it gets interesting. We as the audience are immediately supposed to come up with these impressions of who Angel is and who Tommy is. That Tommy is the nice good guy just trying to help and Angel is just a bats*%t crazy nut job whose probably schizophrenic. The film even alerts you to the fact that Angel is on medication and his wife has recently left him due to unknown reasons.
Once Tommy's brother tells him he no longer needs the money and that he'll find another way to pay his debts Tommy immediately tells Angel he quits despite Angel's protests, as he turns to leave Angel hits him over the head with a pipe and kidnaps the budding author. I can't say anymore without giving away the huge twist at the end of the movie that you truly do not see coming. This film has an excellent plot its original and I personally have never seen a suspense film created quite like this. Yet the execution of the film needs alot of work. The director tried his best with the 5,000 budget that he had to work with but the acting came off as lazy and uninspired. The writing was for lack of better word shotty and confusing. I understood the jist of what was trying to be portrayed but getting through the film takes actual work from the audience. The story is not unfolded for us we have to use our common sense reasoning skills to try to fill in the plot holes that the writing leaves out for us. I don't think that's what the film was trying to do. I give it a solid B for originality. This film will definitely be duplicated and copied and hopefully it will be executed better. Warning this film has brutal disgusting scenes of torture, blood, dismemberment and child endangerment watch at your own risk.