Three years after receiving brain damage in an accident, a man returns home to discover his life may be a lie. As two lives begin to become clear, he must determine what is actually happening, and more importantly, determine where he belongs. Written by
Into the Arms of Strangers is an interesting film. I just saw it yesterday at the Oxford International Film Festival, and ended up liking something I was unsure about. I feared at first that this would be another typical story for the mystery/thriller genre, however, I was able to stay intrigued throughout the film. If you can get past the fact this film wasn't made with film (nearly impossible for indie productions) and there are no recognizable actors, I bet you could end up enjoying the film. Despite having no recognizable actors, I found the acting to be very good. Ron Carey did a great job as Andy. I was convinced that his emotions were real and therefore was able to sympathize with him, which is very important in my book. April Wade as Erin also did a great job for reasons that I won't say as to not give anything away.
I also met with the director before and after the film. This was his first feature length film, but it was not obvious. Sometimes directors can buckle under the pressure of making a feature as opposed to a short, but you would think that director Chris Harris had done this before. A good all around effort from cast and crew.
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