Guess who ?,
This review is from: Faces in the Crowd [DVD] (DVD)
This is a psychological thriller, which follows primary school teacher Anna Marchant (Milla Jovovich -Resident Evil) who on her way to meet boyfriend Bryce she witneses a serial killer, killing his latest victim, and as she is spotted & attacked by him, she falls off a bridge, hits her head & lands in the water. She then wakes up in hospital surrounded by her closest friends, but there is a problem, she doesnt recognise any of them, not even her boyfriend Bryce (Micheal Shanks -Stargate SG-1). It's not long untill she is diagnosed with Prosopagnosia, a face perception disorder where the ability to recognize faces is impaired, a living nightmare for her & hard to understand by her friends and others. As when she looks at someone & then looks away and back at them, the face staring back is different everytime, even her own face in the mirror.
Oddly however, there is one man's face she manages to see as the same, police detective Sam Kerrest (Julian McMahon -Nip/Tuck), who is determined to help protect her & find this killer, as she is the only one that can identify him, and makes her, his prime target. But the only problem is, she cannot remember what he looks like, and with her new disorder, the killer could be standing infront of her & she wouldnt even know it!.
Overall this is a very watchable thriller, the story maybe a basic template but the idea of her disorder & how it's implimented into the film, adds a new perspective to a tried & tested story. Milla Jovovich was great as the lead & gave a very harrowing & beliveable performance, she made the film, without her this would had been nowhere as good or interesting to watch. The support cast was pretty good as well, but there were SO many different actors & actresses in this film due to the fact of the constant changing faces, it was hard to keep track. The main downside is that it may possibley be a little drawn out in places for some tastes, if you dislike slow burning films. And you may dislike the constant actor changes, as it may confuse you as to who is who.
In conclusion, i enjoyed Faces in the crowd, it was a very watchable psychological thriller, with an interesting twist on an old story & Milla Jovovich's great performance makes this work. A smidge drawn out in places & some confusion with the changing actors, but it maintained my interest regardless. Worth a watch.