When Jill Parrish (Amanda Seyfried) returns home from the night shift to find her sister's bed empty, she is convinced that the serial killer who kidnapped her two years before has come back to finish the job. But the police do not believe her and Jill knows time is running out. With no one to turn to, Jill sets off to find her sister and face her abductor once and for all.
A year after allegedly being abducted and escaping from a serial killer, edgy Jillian "Jill" Conway (Amanda Seyfried) now works as a waitress on the graveyard shift. Returning home Jill discovers her studious sister Molly is missing, and is convinced the serial killer who took her has now taken Molly. The police show little interest as Jill has a long history with psychiatric hospitals and even Molly’ boyfriend doesn’t believe her, so can Jill solve the case before time runs out? With some nice scenery and a good sound this manages to hold the attention and is quite good a making you wonder who’s right, the police for not believing her, or Jill who’s convinced she was abducted. It takes about 15 minutes to get to the main plot but it really starts to become gripping just before the halfway point. The single disc offers play, scene selection, previews and set up [audio is 5.1 only, subtitles English SHD on/off] but selection is a confusing. Rated 15, this has some infrequent swearing but lacks sex and nudity [being implied or silhouette]. Avoiding the slasher gore and the late night ‘adult’ approach this remains highly entertaining relying heavily on the question of doubt and has the same sort of feel to it as ‘Taken’, both being ‘against the odds’ films. Not the best of it’s genre, but it is entertaining.
Amanda Seyfreid is great in the role of Jill who lives with her sister in Portland, Oregon. One morning she finds her sister is missing after getting home after night shift. Jill was abducted a year ago and she believes the guy is back again, and this time has taken her sister. She goes to make a report at the police station but the problem is that there was no actual evidence that she was ever abducted, and the police are sceptical about her sister being missing. Jill decides that she is the only one who can find her sister, but is it all in her head?
What follows is a decent thriller story, that defies predictions, as Jill follows one lead after another. Meanwhile the police are chasing after her! Will she get caught before discovering the truth? 4 stars 5/8/15
Amanda Seyfried is waitress Jill who has nightmares of a past abduction. She lives with her sister Molly (Emily Wickersham) who is the smart sane sensible one of the two. When Molly goes missing, Jill goes into a frenzy thinking she too has been abducted by the same guy, even though the MO appears to be different.
Amanda is a bit flighty when she goes to the police with her 1 hour missing sister story. Because there was no evidence from her last abduction...if fact it was contrary to her story, the police show reluctance to help Amanda, telling her to come back Monday if her sister is still missing. She also has a history of "Crying Wolf." Amanda is convinced it is the same guy who abducted her, and her sister is going to be killed tonight if she doesn't find her and the killer. Officer McKay seems willing to help, but his interest in Amanda comes across as less than professional and is suspect to anyone who watches these films. Molly's boyfriend (Sebastian Stan) has his doubts too and appears less than concerned as suspects mount. To add to that list of suspects there is the creepy neighbor as well as the creepy locksmiths.
Armed with information from the creepy neighbor and a .38 Amanda won't sleep until the abductor is found.
The ending was fine, but it needed a final Hitchcock twist. Seyfried looked stellar in a sea of prop actors.