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on 22 March 2010
Simon Baker stars in this film set in a Texas town near the border with Mexico. He lives there with his second wife and daughter from his earlier marriage. The daughter disappears : it seems he has a mysterious past. He is persuaded by his wife, who is Mexican, to consult some sort of seer across the border. The story is about his search for his daughter, and the unfolding mystery of his past.
I enjoyed this film, though having a very limited understanding of the cultural context of the parts set in Mexico : to be honest I find some of them hard to believe, and perhaps exaggerated for American audiences, but what do I know ? But believability is not considered a part of film making from Hollywood anyway, so I don't think this is really a criticism. I might feel a bit differently if I were from Mexico though.
The film is visually interesting, as well as being an interesting story. Simon Baker is particularly good at playing men who look conventional but have a dark past, Chloe Moretz is also convincing as the daughter.
Not having children I couldn't say, but I would guess this film taps into some very deep seated fears parents have about their children.
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