Unreported is the story of a man who has everything going his way. He has money, power, respect, and plenty of women. All of that changes when he is drugged and wakes up with the body of a ...
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Unreported is the story of a man who has everything going his way. He has money, power, respect, and plenty of women. All of that changes when he is drugged and wakes up with the body of a dead woman in a hotel room. The film tracks the psychological breakdown of Justin Lake as his life is torn apart by his decisions in the aftermath as he struggles to remember what happened. Written by
Jason E. Barnes
A dark-themed psychological suspense thriller that holds your attention
I had the opportunity to view an early "film festival ready" version of "Unreported," a low-budget independent film by first-time screenwriter and director Jason E. Barnes. Barnes also plays a character in the story (Gary Ross).
The story centers around a character by the name of Justin Lake, a middle class executive who resides in Los Angeles who is a handsome womanizer type who has more than his fair share of female companions to choose from.
One of his past erotic liaisons becomes somewhat of a 'stalker' type, and begins hounding him for attention and companionship. When Justin attempts to be hard-line with this woman in letting her know that he no longer has any interest in sharing her company in any type of romantic and/or sexual manner, this is when the story gets going and becomes very interesting.
I will resist the temptation to give away any 'spoilers,' but the film has a good pacing to it, a wide array of characters, and some unexpected plot points. This film is a very good first-time effort by up-and-coming filmmaker Jason E. Barnes. Barnes is bold enough to venture into dramatic territory that not too many novice filmmakers would even think about diving into.
I would recommend this film to those moviegoers who like 'edgy, dark' films that don't always conclude with a 'happy' ending.
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