In a world that is increasingly dependent on electricity, a power outage seems like an awful predicament. Mankind is using electricity for the past 140 years, but still, we can't imagine ourselves living in a world deprived of electricity. With this in mind, after a lingering power outage, a father and his two daughters will find themselves trapped in a completely different reality; one that will change their lives forever. But is this outage regional, or does it affect the entire country? As these, and other, more crucial questions require an answer, no one can tell if the family has what it takes to survive, nonetheless, they still have no other choice but to put to the test their skills, adaptability and endurance, but above of all, challenge the integrity of their familial bonds.Written by
Ellen and Evan spent a great deal of time together to make their onscreen sibling relationship seem authentic. However, Ellen explained that it wasn't just method-acting, they genuinely experienced a deep and unique connection. See more »
While the community is suffering from a large scale power outage, the family, upon first venturing to town, stops at a gas station which notes they have no gas. However the gas station has a roof over the pumps, which clearly has lights on. See more »
I feel like the premise for this called for a truly visionary, unique tale. It was definitely compelling and mostly well-done, although its effect mostly comes from its acting. The screenplay needed some more work to more readily establish its main goals. Evan Rachel Wood and Ellen Page are strong in their roles and do more work to fill in the gaps in their characters' writing and development. The music is sometimes a little over-the-top, and the film tries too hard to move you at certain times (and instead of being effective comes across kind of awkwardly). Still, this is a mostly entertaining, mostly well told, even if it could have been truly great, film.
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