Thursday, January 9, 2014

MOVIE WEEKEND: THE CALL

Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,

Today I present for your consideration a true thriller called The Call (2013, Rated R, Available on DVD).


An experienced 911 operator named Jordan (Halle Berry) accidentally assists a serial killer in finding his prey. Distraught, she turns to training new operators, but soon after she begins her new duties, a call comes in that only Jordan is skilled enough to handle. A teenager named Casey (Abigail Breslin) has been abducted by the same killer. She calls from the trunk of a car. Then we're in for quite a ride as Jordan does everything in her power to save Casey.

This movie had me on the edge of my seat. I was scared half to death. Halle Berry is very good in her part, and Abigail Breslin isn't Little Miss Sunshine anymore. The conclusion of the movie is totally implausible, but it didn't bother me. I went where Jordan went and stayed right with her and didn't even think about it not being "real". Strange stuff happens all the time, so why not believe in this ending? We're talkin' female empowerment.

I think you can allow teens of about 14 and older to watch with you, as long as they're not prone to nightmares. If YOU'RE prone to nightmares, then maybe you should watch during the day, or not at all.

I'm torn on my seal of approval for this film. It's not a brilliant, amazing movie, but it certainly captured my interest and kept me going to the last minute.

Aw, what the heck! I hereby present The Call with The Janie Junebug Highest Seal of Approval.

Happy viewing!


Infinities of love,

Janie Junebug

19 comments:

  1. It does sound like a compelling story.

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  2. I like these two actresses and enjoy a good suspense thriller. The Call seems like one and I'll add it to my list. Thanks for the review, Janie Junebug!

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    1. You're welcome. I hope you don't scare easily.

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    1. I don't think the end was crap. Just a bit odd because it was so unreal.

      Love,
      Janie

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  4. I'm glad to read this. I was curious about this movie when I saw the previews before it was released. I'll be sure to check it out and see how I feel about the ending ;)

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    1. Please let me know how you feel about the implausible conclusion.

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  5. I am shocked. There was nothing about this movie that even compelled me to want to see it...until now. You say Halle is good in it? Really? Come on. I'll take your word for it, but if I'm disappointed, you'll be hearing from the ghost of Roger Ebert (The Ghost of Misleading Reviews).

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    1. I like Halle. It's not a brilliant artsy fartsy movie, but it scared the crap out of me.

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  6. I was wondering about this movie. If it's on Netlifx, I'll totally watch it. Either that, or it'll wait until after I'm working, since I like food so that's what I buy. lol

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  7. I love Halle Berry. I want her nose. And her figure. Notice I didn't say her body.

    -andi

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    1. I love Halle Berry, too. She was amazing in Monster's Ball.

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    2. I forgot to say that I have a very cute nose.

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  8. My mom works as a emergency dispatcher, 911, Fire, Paramedics, she gets to hear all sorts of things. I still have not seen this one, it is on the list.

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    1. I think that would be a fascinating, though sometimes sad job. Kind of like when I worked in the nursing home and then the acute care clinic.

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