Joshua Lazarus (Nick Stahl), appropriately named, has an ability to read minds. However there is a down side as he will also die or go insane by the age of 29. On a mission to help the NSA he finds that his fate may not be what he was told. He finds love and will attempt to escape from his life as a spy and possible his imminent death. But how can he trust and what secrets do they old. Is it always the last person you would guess or will this story be different?
There is nothing new or earthshaking about the story. But it is the stories we know that we like to see retold. You will want to see how it is played out and have fun kibitzing. However it is not as much fluff as you would thing as you realize the choices Lazarus faces we face each day. What choice do you make?
The presentation is well done without a hint that his is an independent film.
A belated Scanners rip-off (they're called Scopers) that lacks star power, decent effects, action, any kind of plot inspiration, a script (the catchphrase 'I know you know' is straight out of comedy radio sketch show Round The Horne which was ribbing 1930s Noel Coward melodrama), characterisation or adequate pacing. Above all it's a dull movie that bungles the theoretically limitless idea of people who can read minds (etc.), and whereas a low budget could easily have been saved by decent character work or exploration of the sci-fi or thriller concepts of the set-up, everything is left flat. The music score doesn't help either. One movie to leave on the shelf (even for Wallace Shawn fans), and Nick Stahl seemed drugged throughout. Perhaps he'd read the script...