A personal shopper in Paris refuses to leave the city until she makes contact with her twin brother who previously died there. Her life becomes more complicated when a mysterious person contacts her via text message.
After a blurred trauma over the summer, Melinda enters high school a selective mute. Struggling with school, friends, and family, she tells the dark tale of her experiences, and why she has chosen not to speak.
A young soldier escapes her suffocating small town by joining the military, only to find that she isn't going for a tour of duty in Iraq as she hoped. Instead, she's sent to Guantanamo. Met with hatred and abuse from the men in her charge, she forges an odd friendship with a young man who has been imprisoned at Gitmo for eight years.Written by
The director and some of the cast said that the abandoned Fred C. Nelles Correctional Facility, where they shot the prison scenes, is haunted and had a charged atmosphere. See more »
Corporal Ransdell nor anyone else would customarily be authorized to wear their cover (uniform cap) indoors, as several are seen doing in the film. A solider would only wear his or her cover indoors if the individual was under arms. See more »
Written by William Justis and Sidney Manker
Performed by Bill Justis
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Pretty much works in spite of itself. It's a good thing that it manages to be pretty restrained, but the storyline isn't particularly all that original, and it has several rough patches along the way. Still, despite how much of a "cliche" it is, the chemistry between Moaadi and Stewart is palpable and they make it emotionally affecting. Both are good, especially Moaadi. I've never thought Stewart was a bad actress (never seen any Twilight film), I've just seen her do the same thing in pretty much all of her performances (On The Road was probably the only time she left her comfort zone). It's not that she's particularly bad at what she does, it just comes off as a limitation. This is her doing the same thing. She's good at it, I'm not sure if the character really needed all that much more, but maybe a better actress still would've brought more to it? She's just not stretching herself here, which maybe isn't a problem. But it's nowhere near a great performance, and Moaadi ultimately fares better.
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