An American nanny is shocked that her new English family's boy is actually a life-sized doll. After she violates a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive.
Soon after leaving her fiancé Michelle is involved in a car accident. She awakens to find herself sharing an underground bunker with Howard and Emmett. Has she been saved from an apocalyptical event as Howard & Emmett tell her or are there other motives for her being held against her will?
Mary Elizabeth Winstead doesn't speak until 10 minutes into the film. See more »
Howard's radio in the bunker was a VHF radio tuned to channel 16, the international distress frequency. The radio transmissions that Michelle hears in the car are AM transmissions and would not have been heard on Howard's bunker radio. See more »
[Referring to a Polaroid snapshot that Howard has kept]
... Oh my god... she was a girl from town, she went missing... her body was found in a pond down the street from here...!
[He and Michelle freeze in realization]
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Following 2007's found footage film 'Cloverfield', 10 Cloverfield Lane is produced from the same womb as its predecessor - but is in no way part of the same breed. Most production companies operate under the false ideology that 'bigger is better', however in this instance Paramount Pictures has opted for a smaller scale production and it is a sensational affair.
Vastly superior to its aforementioned predecessor, 10 Cloverfield lane bears little to no resemblance of its half-brother and this works to its advantage in more ways than one. Firstly, the frantic and scatter shot 'hand-held' found footage technique of the first installment is ditched for more precise and intimate tripod filmed scenes. This makes the film vastly more interesting and more engaging than the chaotic shaky cam that plagued Colverfield. It is almost a breath of fresh air to see a movie that is so thoughtfully filmed.
Furthermore, 10 Cloverfield Lane a story that is entirely compelling for the entirety of its runtime at no stage does it slow down or become uninteresting, and at no stage are there any predictable moments. The dialogue is nothing short of brilliant and keeps you on edge from start to finish, also due to fantastic execution from its cast.
The true star of the film however is John Goodman. In what may just be one of his finest performances in more recent years, Goodman keeps the audiences eyes glued to the screen and keeps you entirely engaged throughout. Cloverfield's acting wasn't at all that great it was rather average in all honesty but this film brings something else. Goodman puts on an absolute powerhouse of a performance, and the rest of the cast are brilliant strong as well.
Ultimately, Bolstered by an intriguing premise, brilliant performances and ever changing storyline, 10 Cloverfield Lane never becomes boring and never fails to intrigue, and is arguably one of the best Sci-Fi films of the last few years.
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