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"Confine" didn't really move any boundaries for the movie genre, nor
did it manage to really stand out and mark itself as being unique.
"Confine" turned out to be a rather mundane and mediocre movie.
That being said, then I have to say it was because of the storyline. It was simplistic and a little bit too hard to fully buy into. But the actresses and actors in the movie did great work with their given roles and characters, and it was because of these performances that the movie was worth watching.
Daisy Lowe really carried the movie so nicely with her portrayal of Pippa, a woman confined to her apartment for the past four years because of psychological trauma. When Kayleigh (played by Eliza Bennett) breaks into Pippa's home and keeps her hostage, Pippa is forced to deal with the harsh reality.
The movie progressed at a fairly adequate pace, but it never really picked up speed, nor did the storyline throw off the audience in any way.
I am not really sure that I am enjoyed the ending, because it seemed rather forced and highly unlikely to happen. And no, I am not going to spoil it here, you just have to watch it.
For a thriller, then "Confine" didn't really shine, although it did have some brilliant moments here and there. It just failed to establish itself as an outstanding addition to the thriller genre.
I saw this last night, and I try to keep up with British talent. As a
low budget idea, this could and should work. Two people one location,
room to explore; and with two female leads there is good scope here.
The result, unfortunately didn't match the potential. The dialogue was certainly weak, and plain off in many instances, but Kayleigh's performance as well as the delivery of her lines was below par from someone of her experience.
Lowe was the better actress, but was less utilised throughout the film with Bennett (Kayleigh) really being the lead and supposedly dictation direction; but she was a weak lead and came across more like an irritating school prefect than with any real menace.
The relationship between the two girls didn't really go anywhere - you'd expect in a film like this for there to be some exploration of the girls' motives - that they should really be getting into each other's head and doing some sort of subliminal psychological battle - but it never happened.
Alfie Allen was good - but he only had a small part in the role.
Overall the cinematography was good, but about half-way through I had the feeling that they changed from tape to digital - quite odd (but it might have just been me).
The lighting choices were wrong - very nicely lit from start to finish, but when Bennett is torturing Alfie??? Why is this still a nicely lit shot? Didn't get that at all.
Kudos for getting something on screen, and there are plusses, but there were to many minuses that I felt could have been addressed.
I watched this movie with interest knowing that it was Daisy Lowe's first lead role and thought that she made the jump from the Pippa character to Eddie very well. I must admit I was rather disappointed with the extent of her physical injuries as Pippa and Eddie was a bit um... overly made up. I'm sorry to have to say that the Kayleigh character as a heavy wasn't at all convincing but I don't think the script helped her. All in all though it was an interesting story and I look forward to seeing more from Daisy Lowe, Eliza Bennett and writer/director Tobias Tobbell in the future and will be looking out with interest.
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