British actress Naomie Harris has been nominated for an Oscar for her role as a crack-addicted mother in the 2016 indie drama Moonlight. "No Small Parts" takes a look at some other roles she's played in her career.
The story follows Mario, a young car thief, who works the freeways looking for expensive cars to steal. He sees a Bentley, and by calling a call center, finds out who the owner is. His plan is to steal the car and move on.
Along the way, he makes contact with the other owner, Rinaldo (evidently using a cell phone while driving is common in Italy), who turns out to be a mysterious figure with a sinister background.
He also strikes up a friendship with Beatrice, a woman from a call center, who ends up helping him try to expose the bad guy.
Up to this point, the three characters never meet face-to-face, only over cell phones. From there, the story turns dark, and the mysterious figure manages to stay one step ahead of them.
There's a classic scene where you want to yell at one of the characters, "Don't go in there!!" and "Get out, now!!", but of course, you know how that usually works out.
The story is told straightforwardly, without unnecessary side-trips. The acting from the three main characters is good. The "mysterious figure" is well-known in Europe, and has appeared here in a Columbo episode, a "Murder She Wrote", and a "CSI: NY", among others. The photography is quite good, letting us see the story and the countryside.
I'd give it an 8 but for a few major plot holes. It counts as a truly scary movie, mainly because we get to know and like the three main characters before things start going bad.
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