An urban couple go camping in the Canadian wilderness - where unimaginable beauty sits alongside our most primal fears. Alex (Jeff Roop) is a seasoned outdoorsman while Jenn (Missy Peregrym), a corporate lawyer, is not. After much convincing, and against her better judgment, she agrees to let him take her deep into a Provincial Park to one of his favorite spots - the secluded Blackfoot Trail. On their first night, deep in the forest, they have an unsettling encounter with Brad (Eric Balfour), a strange alpha male with eyes for Jenn who may or may not be following them. Alex's desire to quickly reach Blackfoot Trail only intensifies. They push further and further into the woods, Alex stubbornly insisting that he remembers the way. After three days their path disappears; they are hopelessly lost. Without food or water, they struggle to find their way back, the harsh conditions bringing out the best and worst in them, pushing their already fragile relationship to the breaking point. When...Written by
It has been noted that a lake could not be found on the summit of a mountain or hill and thus it is a major writing or character error for the couple to be climbing in search of the lake. But in fact, volcanic and glacial activity can form lakes high up on or at the peak of mountains. See more »
You know we'll be lucky to see anything bigger than a chipmunk, right?
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Looking For The Magic
Written and Performed by Dwight Twilley (as Dwight Twilley Band)
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Solid Indie Survival Flick
A solid independent film with a good cast
Eric Balfour was NOT the lead as I suspected he would be since he had second top billing on here, but to me it doesn't matter
Because the couple that were in the lead did a really good job and their relationsship seemed natural, they felt like a real couple and that doesn't always happen in movies so I appreciated that
I can't really say too much about the movie without spoiling it, but basically if you like survival movies give it a go
There were some parts where it felt a little slow and some parts where the camera work was in my opinion a little confusing, it most likely was intended as such but still at points I felt like they went a little overboard with the shaky camera and the intentional out of focus going into focus shots, but overall the movie looks good
It had some genuinely scary moments in it though so yeah it's still very much a good movie that I can recommend
Just now while writing this review read that it was shot in only 16 days and it is the directors debut film, and I must say that shows great promise for the future of this director
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