Without a care in the world as an immature and foolhardy young man, Ryan (Chris Evans) receives a random and horrifying phone call that turns his life upside down in this action thriller. Jessica Martin (Kim Basinger) is kidnapped and thrown in her attic until she reveals to the abductors what they want. Terrified and panicked, she randomly calls any number searching desperately for someone to save her. Ryan is the chance recipient. With her trembling voice pleading for his help on the other end, Ryan reluctantly sets out to rescue Jessica but has no idea what he is about to encounter. What was thought to be a random kidnapping turns out to be a conspiracy involving several high-profile people who are willing to do anything to keep their plan a secret.
With an intensely suspenseful and dramatic plot, Cellular arrests your attention with a hope for the reversal of a seemingly fatal and tragic end. Ryan is selfish and cares only for himself and his own wellbeing. Risking his life for the sake of someone he doesn’t even know demonstrates a strength of character and selflessness that are new to him. The movie is absent of sexual scenes, contains no nudity other than bikini-clad women, and is delightfully comical. However, it is overloaded with strong crudities, intense violense, obscenities and profanities.