Stark, simply told but 'in-your-face' effective Brad Furman's short film about date rape is a stunning creation describing a terrible act, with Rachel Bilson and award-winning actor/director Phil Donlon playing victim and violator respectively. There are no words that can describe such an act, and none are proffered here other than the murmurs of warm conversation during an evening that has turned into a nightmare, and glimpses of pleasure turning to violation in a moment. The black-and-white photography adds such gravitas to the subject matter, yet it isn't hard and glaring; instead it cradles Bilson's wounded soul and the impact is tremendous there is no compromise in 'Unbroken', nor should there be. Date rape is a fact it happens. And there is no way to make it pretty, or acceptable. It is devastating, soul-destroying and ugly. And it happens every day. 'Unbroken' is a graphic yet simple film, and it does its job perfectly. Well worth a look.
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