Mallory Rutledge is driving her fiancé's truck to Denver to meet him and get married. While driving in the lonely road, she talks to her sister Ella and decides to take a detour to visit the Grand Canyon. Out of the blue, the truck stops and Mallory can get no service in her cell phone. However the gentle drifter Christian Laughton offers to fix the car and Mallory accepts. Then she offers a ride to him and when she is driving, he says pornography to her. She asks him to leave but he shows a knife and tells her to go to a derelict motel. Mallory sees that the psychopath Christian is not wearing the seat bell and decides to throw the truck off the road in a curve. But the leg of Mallory is trapped in the overturned car and Christian leaves her without any help, in the beginning of Mallory's worst nightmare. Will she escape from the vehicle and from the psychopath?Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Back in 2007 when the project was greenlit, Eva Mendes was set to star as the leading role of Mallory, now played by Julianne Hough. See more »
In the first few moments of the film, the main actress is having a conversation with a man. When the scene first starts she is clearly not wearing bra under her white tank top. As the movie progresses it changes and she has a black bra visible beneath the tank top. In the context of the film there is no way that change could have taken place. It must be a wardrobe goof. See more »
Simple movies are often the toughest to pull off. The "Keep it simple stupid" mantra doesn't really apply to film making. There have been some tremendous films over the years which could be considered simple in nature, but as a general rule they are few and far between. A recent example of a successful film like this was '127 Hours', and it's no coincidence that 'Curve' is very similar and also a very good movie. It takes a slightly more sinister and thrilling approach, yet a large portion of it remains almost exactly the same. The human will and desire to survive at all cost always makes for fascinating viewing, and this case is no exception.
There's more to it than just that aspect of the film though. Teddy Sears plays the villain excellently and reminded me a lot of the killer from Dean Koontz book 'Intensity'. He had a fascinating mysteriousness surrounding him and some of the lines he speaks are clever and well written. Julianne Hough in the lead role is also excellent. With the amount of screen time she was always going to get it was crucial to find someone likable for the role and I think they cast her perfectly. She has no upcoming work scheduled in I notice, but surely it's just a matter of time before she signs on to something. She's a real talent, with the looks to match. I really enjoyed all aspects of the movie. There's something there for everyone and I think most will be surprised how entertained they find themselves.
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