Sunday, November 6, 2011
In Carjacked Maria Bello plays a vulnerable single mother dealing with psychological problems. She stops at a gas station and forgets gas after picking up some bagel bites for her child. She has to go back in and when she comes back she is surprised by a bank robber in the back seat with a gun to her head.
Stephen Dorff plays the bank robber and is not really that scary, but that is not what is perceived at the time as she is forced to drive to a secluded park. He switches to the front seat and proceeds to get meaner and more violent.
The movie had some pretty tense moments, and centralizes the tense relationship between attacker and villain. The acting was pretty good, but I thought Stephen Dorff did not quite match Maria Bello's intensity and emotional effort. Maria Bello is an excellent actress.
I recommend Carjacked as a study of two central characters. I rate the film a 6 out of 10 and it is available as a pre-order on Amazon.