The movie is a coming-of-age drama about a boy growing up in Astoria, N.Y., during the 1980s. As his friends end up dead, on drugs or in prison, he comes to believe he has been saved from their fate by various so-called saints.
Robert Downey Jr.,
"THE TRAP" is a modern film noir reflecting the true face of Serbian (Eastern European) 'society in transition.' It's a story that could happen to you. It is a film about an ordinary man, ... See full summary »
While I downloaded this as a free offering on iTunes, I nevertheless feel that I paid too much - essentially 21:45 of my life that I will never get back. The story revolves around a woman whose friends throw her a surprise birthday party. She is insecure, controlling and unhappy with her life. At least we more or less are able to glean that from what little we learn about her from her actions and side comments she makes mostly to herself. While I usually like Jeanne Tripplehorn, I found her wooden and unsympathetic in this role. Not that she had much to work with - the script was vapid and the premise superficial. Avoid this trap.
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