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In Los Angeles, the lawyer Sophie Anderson (Laura Vandervoort) works in
an attorney office founded by her deceased father and his friend Bruce
Harris (Sean Allan) that Sophie considers as a father. Sophie is
working in her biggest case so far relative to an intellectual property
against a powerful pharmaceutical company. Out of the blue, Bruce
disappears and Sophie reports to the police department, where her
former fiancé Eric Robinson (Shawn Roberts) is a detective. When she
leaves the precinct, she is contacted by a stranger that explains that
Bruce has been kidnapped and she must follow his orders; otherwise he
would harm and kill her boss. Soon Sophie discovers that she is trapped
in an evil scheme and someone powerful is manipulating her like a
"Broken Trust" is a Canadian thriller with a predictable but entertaining story. The final twist does not surprise. The lawyer Sophie Anderson is too naive and the screenplay has many flaws but this movie can be watched if the viewer does not have a great expectation. My vote is five.
Title (Brazil): "Isolada" ("Isolated")
This movie, a supposed "thriller" is awful. The acting, which is
garbage, some actors are alright but most are just terrible. The camera
angles are just the worst. They are in the worst possible spots for
each scene. The music is the worst thing though by far. They use this
"intense" music attempting to scare you and make it a real thriller,
but the acting isn't good enough to make it a thriller, or the plot.
Most scenes when they use this music it's an awful attempt to scare you. It repeats the exact same music in other scenes, can't they make up something else? The music seems completely irrelevant to the movie too. Anyways, my point is the acting is gross. If you're looking for a good movie, skip past this one.
Something about this film says "TV movie", although I'm not sure
exactly what aspect of it. What starts as a legal thriller with a sassy
female lawyer turns into a chase movie that strains credibility, with
the almost superhuman composure/ingenuity of the lead character and the
improbable reach and resources of the bad guy. In a Bond film you have
exactly the same issues, but those films don't try to pretend he's just
a normal person caught up in extraordinary events.
All of the chase drama is fitted in around an ongoing trial and the rekindling of a romance with an ex-boyfriend (a cop who also becomes embroiled in the events), so perhaps it's this "too much going on" aspect that also leads to the believability creaking.
Laura Vandervoort puts in a good performance - with more energy and angst than more famous roles like V and Smallville - which keeps it watchable, but it is never quite suspenseful or thrilling enough to spark. Worth a watch if you like race-against-time style plots or strong female leads.
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