Have you ever been stuck in a car for hours? In this film 'Locke', that is exactly what occurs, but you will be the observer of a one man dialogue with everyone who means something to him as he drives to his destination. Boring, not for a minute, put in your seatbelt and let's go.
Tom Hardy plays Locke, a man who gets into his BMW, and takes a long, fateful drive. The camera doesn’t always stay in the car, but it’s with Locke for entire time. We hear the voices of others, but we don’t see anyone else. This is a breath taking film, as we observe Locke take his life apart, one person at a time. Locke is a foreman in construction who is now asking his underling to take on the most important job of his career. All the while Locke's life us coming apart, and we see his face and his Rolodex as he moves onto the next person. We don't know what is happening right away, we only know Locke has made a momentous decision.
We know Locke is righting a wrong, and as we speed along with him in his BMW, we wonder would we have the guts to do this? This takes courage, and as you slowly realize what is going on, it dawns on you that we are in the middle of a life's mess. The conclusion is a bit disappointing, but I saw it coming and was prepared. I urge you to take this drive, move along with Locke. Well done, sir.
Recommended. prisrob 08-16-14