Gavin (Charlie Hunnam) is hotel manager who hires a beautiful woman (Shana, played by Liv Tyler) to work in housekeeping. Inevitably, the 2 fall in love. Only problem is, Shana is married to an uber conservative and controlling (please excuse my redundancy) husband name Joe (Pat Wilson). She feels she "owes" Joe for saving her, but she does not love him. Nonetheless, she doesn't want to hurt Joe. When Joe finds out about the affair, he tells Gavin he must jump off a tall building a noon, else he will murder Shana.
The detective who is sent to talk Gavin down is Hollis (played by Terrance Howard). Unfortunately, he is trying to deal with his own familial problems while simultaneously trying to talk Gavin out of committing suicide. He is @ far less than 100% emotionally to be able to cope with these travails......but he does his best anyway.
It sure is great to see Liv Tyler again as I have not seen her in anything since her last LORD OF THE RINGS movie. She has a demure beauty that absolutely captivates me. What's better is that she strips down for the 1st time since early in her career (STEALING BEAUTY). Welcome back, Liv! Charlie Hunnam is not a household name but he's an up & coming Thespian. He's also one lucky dude as he has done love scenes with Liv in the present film as well as Olivia Wilde in DEADFALL.
This is a thought provoking movie which delves into the dark side of religion. On a personal note, Gavin's story of transitioning from Christianity to atheism recapitulates my own journey as I crossed the Rubicon into the atheistic paradigm. The insufficiency of religion to provide answers as well as the gross hypocrisy of holier-than-thou Christians drives me nuts. In truth, I've not looked back across to the other shoreline in many yrs. It does not interest me, just as it does not interest Gavin.
If you're looking for a "feel good" movie, then I can safely say this isn't it. This is about life: unvarnished & unfiltered. It can get ugly.
- Actors: Charlie Hunnam, LIV Tyler, Patrick Wilson, Terrence Howard, Christopher Gorham
- Directors: Matthew Chapman
- Format: Color, Multiple Formats, NTSC, Widescreen
- Language: English
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: MPI Home Video
- DVD Release Date: 27 Sep 2011
- Run Time: 101 minutes
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- ASIN: B00561BNHW