The synopsis on the box is entirely glorified and misleading, so here is mine: The wife of a rich man is kidnapped after they relocate to Mexico. He goes to the authorities and even the embassy only to become discouraged that getting her back would be difficult and possibly unlikely. They suggest he hire a negotiator, which he does. The negotiator’s strategy is slow and controversial, leaving her wondering if her husband will send the ransom. Feeling betrayed and frightened, she becomes sexually involved with her kidnapper. Her kidnapper is then faced with a dilemma when the time comes to make a decision about her life or death. Maybe they are soul mates, and she will sail off into the sunset with him – or maybe she’ll be murdered – or maybe she will be freed and believe her husband that he actually did try to get her back.
This is definitely one of those movies that you would leave the theatre in the middle; however, I struggled until the end to bring you this review. Watching this movie was like being forced to indulge in a male-ego fantasy. The woman is kidnapped and tied up. The kidnapper becomes sexually involved with her, blah, blah, blah. She’s a victim, he’s a hero…whatever! Why anyone would make this film is totally beyond me. Honestly, the money could have been better used to feed starving children.
Language was off our charts, with dozens of uses of the F word. Profanity? Of course. Violence? Sure, lots of it – although the goriest part was removing a man’s fingers with wire cutters (I couldn’t watch). Sex? A lot of it, complete with female nudity. In fact, this movie even included bonus adultery, fornication and graphic sex – all for the low price of an R rating. Although I didn’t catch any occult or substance abuse (other than social drinking), this movie had absolutely NO redeeming qualities – you don’t even connect with ANY of the characters. Watch this if you must, but don’t say I didn’t warn you! (Note to the producer: Um, it’s the 21st century now, women actually have value…FYI). I’m fairly sure all of the commandments were broken, and I’m even more convinced that it mattered to nobody involved in bringing this little treasure to us.