Two brothers, down on their luck, fake a disappearance in the Alaskan wilderness so they'll have a great survival story to sell, but the hoax turns out to be more real than they planned.
|Release Date||:||December 9, 2016|
|Production Company||:||Yellow Brick Films|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Writers||:||Abe Pogos, Catherine Hill|
|Casts||:||Jason Momoa, Cary Elwes, Melora Walters, Anna Hutchison, John Karna, Drew Roy, Haley Webb, Shane Coffey, Steve Mouzakis|
...and it's not a film that I would typically enjoy, much less fall in love with... But, well, here I am typing out a review on this POS tiny ass cell phone keyboard... I felt that compelled after having watched this film not once, but twice in the last couple of days.
I'm typically an avid horror genre junkie, and in being so I do find myself quite often crossing over into the thriller genre(as many horror films straddle the thriller/horror line). Though this movie is NOT in any way whatsoever a horror film, it can be considered a dramatic thriller, but more so it is a drama that's story drew me in, kept my attention, and ran the gamut on the scale of emotions it evoked throughout.
The lead quartet were each played effectively by the fine actors/actresses that were perfectly chosen for each of their respective roles, Cary Elwes giving an excellent portrayal of a man conflicted on multiple fronts of his life.. Seeing come to fruition how the many choices he's made along the way(most of them poor)..and witnessing those he loves the most now reaping the sorrows from that which he's sewn. The lead trio gave performances that sold each of their characters hearts and souls.. with Jason Mamoa rounding out the main cast quartet in a fine supporting role that I felt gave so much, with so little actual screen time.
In all, as I've said, I thoroughly enjoyed this perfect telling of a heart wrenching story revolving around real life choices, and the very real consequences that come from the decisions we make throughout our lives..consequences that often, greatly effect those we love the most.
Loved it, and highly recommend this film to everyone, even those like myself who typically do not enjoy this genre of films.