Tommy is sent to live with his father who takes him to live in an abandoned council estate. Tommy begins to hear strange noises from other flats. Essentially abandoned by his father, he and his new friend Carmen must try to solve the mystery using only their makeshift lanterns.
In New York, Telly Paretta has been under the psychiatric care of A doctor for months, the therapy to help her deal with the grief associated with losing her nine year old son, Sam, one of 6 children in a plane which disappeared, Slowly, incidents make it seem like Telly is losing her grip on the past, until one day all physical evidence of Sam ever existing disappears.. her husband, Jim and Dr. Munce try to explain to her that her therapy is to help her get over the delusion that she /had a son. As Telly alone goes on a search for evidence to prove the existence of Sam, the only person she is eventually able to convince is Ash Correll, an ex-Hockey player whose daughter was also one of the missing children. One other person they're able to convince of there ever having been a Sam and Lauren is NYC cop, Ann Pope. Pope believes that 2 people having the same delusion is not a coincidence, Pope has to figure who she can or can't trust in the matter in uncovering the truth.Written by
Even though the word "Abduction" is mentioned a couple of times in the movie, the word "Alien" is never spoken. See more »
Julianne Moore's character is wearing a knee length black sweater when she runs away from nsa agents. Next shot of her walking on the bridge (and for the rest of the film) shows her wearing a shorter black sweater. See more »
The movie has two endings; one for the theatrical release, and an alternate version included in the movie's DVD. In the first, after a brief dialogue with Telly, the man creates an illusion of Sam which Telly chases through the hangar, and then confronts her again. He reveals that the purpose of the experiment is not to investigate the children, but rather the bond that exists between a parent and child, and that he believes it can be broken. He admits, however, that the experiment has so far produced no positive results with regards to Telly, and that it will fail soon if she doesn't forget, and he will be responsible for that failure. However, despite him revealing himself as an alien and almost succeeding by stealing the memory of Sam's birth, Telly can still remember her son, and he is whisked away by an unseen force, presumably to face the consequences of failure. Reality is restored to normal, and Telly is the only one who can remember the events that transpired. The alternate version is very similar, except that Telly is faced with a facsimile of Sam's room. She tries to force her way in, but cannot reach Sam. The alien scientist tries to convince her to forget Sam, but fails. He then accepts that the experiment has failed, and explains that she will be the only one who remembers what transpired there. Reality is again restored to normal. See more »
Supernatural beings against a grieving parents : Julianne Moore and Dominic West
The film talks about a mother named Telly(Julianne Moore),she's to the edge of breakdown but is affected by the loss her nine years old son.She's advised by her psychiatrist(Gary Sinese) and her husband(Anthony Edwards) and known people say her that her memories are falsified but her son was born dead .She finds another grieving father(Dominic West) with wrong thoughts and also broken for death his daughter who is having the same experience and he teams up with her.Both join forces to resolve the strange enigma.They are chased by the NSA(national Security Agency)agents,police official(Alfre Woodward)and weirdo men(Linus Roache).Mysterious events are happening when the strange forces seem to be attempting the recollections about the children and their death for a plane crash to be forgotten.
The picture displays tension,mystery,thriller,fantasy and some pursuits. Although the film is entertaining and intriguing the final conclusion is a little ¨dejavu¨and the plot has holes such as a Swiss cheese but thanks to the suspense and a magnificent casting it manages to be at least an enjoyable mystery movie.The message film can to be that the faith moves mountains.The picture contains an excellent special effects when the fantastic forces intervene, courtesy of Digital Backlot Studio (which also made Master and Commander,Sky Captain and world of tomorrow and Fast and Furious 2).Colorful and atmospheric cinematography by Anastas Nichos.Suspenseful and sensational music by the master James Horner.The motion picture is finely directed by Joseph Ruben(Money train,The good son,Stepfather,Dream scape). The picture will like to Julianne Moore fans and mysteries enthusiastic.
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