|Studio:||Sony Pictures Classics|
Right away this is a good, well made and acted film. I can see why a lot of people enjoyed it but my review won't really reflect that and it's just down to some personel stuff that got on my nerves about the film. Some parts of it I just found too hard to swallow.
First of all Curtis, the main character, he's having the armagedon like visions. He reacts to the nightmares by prepping for the oncoming storm. The fact the film is rooted in reality means he comes under attack from his friends, family, co-workers and even the bank. Everyone thinks he's crazy but during the course of the film he never sits anyone down and explains why. That annoyed me. It made everything feel so forced and staged. You'd tell someone if shit like that was happening to you. Now, he does eventually but it's more to accomodate the begining of the last act than it is a realistic reaction to what's happening. It was frustrating to watch.
Despite that the film is a great idea and it's pretty scary when you take the time to think about it. The cast are great and the conclusion is chilling. Now I heard the end is open to your own interpretation but I found the end to be very definite and horrific.
A good but, for me at least, frustrating watch.