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Open Windows (2014)

Not Rated | | Crime, Horror, Thriller | 2 October 2014 (USA)
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A jilted fan soon finds himself pulled into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse after he accepts the opportunity to spy on his favorite actress via his laptop.

Director:

Nacho Vigalondo

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Nacho Vigalondo
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elijah Wood ... Nick Chambers
Sasha Grey ... Jill Goddard
Neil Maskell ... Chord
Adam Quintero ... Pierre - Triop #1
Iván González ... Tony
Jaime Olías ... Dave
Jake Klamburg Jake Klamburg ... Triop #3 (as Jake S. Klamburg)
Daniel Pérez Prada ... Triop #2 (as Dani Pérez Prada)
Rachel Arieff ... Carol
Michelle Jenner ... Possessed #1
Julián Villagrán ... Possessed #2
Carlos Areces ... Watchman
Raúl Cimas Raúl Cimas ... Survivor
Miguel Noguera Miguel Noguera ... Man on TV
Nacho Vigalondo ... Richy Gabilondo
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Storyline

An actress named Jill refuses to have dinner with Nick, a fan who won a date with her in an Internet contest. In return, a guy named Chord, posing as Jill's campaign manager, helps Nick to follow in the footsteps of the actress from his own computer. Nick starts a game in which he realizes that he is only a puppet into the maniacal plans devised by Chord, to hunt down the star. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Horror | Thriller

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Official site [Japan]

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Spain | USA

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English | Spanish | French

Release Date:

2 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aciq Pencereler See more »

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€3,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Vigalondo was inspired to create Open Windows after he was asked to create a thriller that heavily featured the Internet. He found writing the script a challenge, as he had to create the film's plot as well as give specific reasons for each window that opened and why the point of view would shift between the characters. See more »

Goofs

Tony manages to gain access to Nick's room by going down to the reception after finding out through them which room Nick is staying at. Hotel staffs are not allowed to give guests access to rooms themselves other than those they had booked for. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Jill Goddard: I'd like to as well.
Nevada: You'd like to what?
Jill Goddard: Disappear.
Nevada: Sure. For how long?
Jill Goddard: Long enough.
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Featured in The Making of 'Open Windows' (2014) See more »

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Ghost Rider
Music by Martin Rev and Alan Vega
Lyrics by Martin Rev and Alan Vega
Performed by Suicide
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It's like a student film. The lame kind.
4 November 2014 | by rprince-832-6294See all my reviews

-Open Windows, which opens this weekend in limited release I believe, follows a website designer who gets dragged along on a string of escalading events by a hacker and thief. It is a little more complicated than that, but I don't care about it enough to explain it.

-So Open Windows feels like a student film, but not the good kind. Because it was really lame. Its story was unreal and cheesy, with some forced plot twists and an ending that was dumb and didn't make ANY sense. Still a better ending that The Maze Runner.

-It's tone, well it doesn't really have a set tone. I wasn't sure if I should be nervous or anxious or excited or laughing.

-It's acting is very on-par with short films. Even Elijah Wood isn't good in it, and you can tell he doesn't really care. Everyone else is pretty lame.

-I will give it one thing, a lot of it looked like a continuous shot and it had a good pace because of it. But at the same time, it felt very cluttered, and like it just didn't know where it wanted to go.

-It's effects were not terrible. But nothing in it looked good or believable.

-Content: There is no listed rating, but it is not unrated, so I didn't know what to expect. Apparently it has a few F-words and some partial nudity. So R. That's all you had to say IMDb. R.

-Overall Open Windows was very below the standard of acceptable films. It was not good, but not quit so bad it's good. So I will easily say that Open Windows is not worth seeing. Ever. 3/10. Which for those of you keeping track, is even below Transformers 4.


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