Think back to 1995, did you even know what ID theft was? Well Michael Ferris and John Brancato did, and at the time, it wasn't really that scary.
Fast forward to 2010, and the reality of this happening seems a lot more scary than it did in 1995, where it was a privilege to have the internet - either that or you went to uni, so it was a rarity. For Angela Bennett (Sandra Bullock) it was a scary reality which was bestowed on her during a holiday in Mexico.
This film is good, but it's not very futuristic, and it seems a bit too easy - there's no real head scratching moments like you'd expect if your ID was stolen. Plus the internet looks a lot more primitive than it was back then, and the Mozart thing was a bit zanny to say the least. Sandra was amazing in this though and it's no wonder she was picked for Speed later on that decade, but in an already paranoid society about PCs, the net and the data stored about us it wasn't really surprising this was coming from Hollywood, who were good at this sort of thing. What made me laugh the most is the fact their IP addresses had more than 256 numbers in, so they had something like 20.355.20.4, which is invalid! (I know, I am such a geek!)
This is quite an enjoyable film though, and it kept me wondering what was going to happen right up to the end, which is a good thing. Even the bad guy wasn't very annoying and you could watch him without feeling rage, which is a good thing.
It's an interesting nugget of history though, and will probably be watched time and time again by me and the family.