Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted from a suburban street by a disturbed couple. As she observes the dynamic between her captors she quickly realises she must drive a wedge between them if she is to survive.
A mystery outside of San Francisco brings together small-town sheriff Paul Del Moral, Japanese author Aki Akahori, and a traveler from Reno who soon disappears, leaving behind his suitcase and a trail of questions.
Paul is preparing to leave Tajikistan, while thinking back on his adolescent years. His childhood, his mother's madness, the parties, the trip to the USSR where he lost his virginity, the friend who betrayed him and the love of his life.
Damien lives with his mother Marianne, a doctor, while his father is on a tour of duty abroad. He is bullied by Thomas, whose mother is ill. The boys find themselves living together when Marianne invites Thomas to come and stay with them.
Keith, a twenty-four-year-old newly released from prison and living with his dad under house arrest in Baltimore, is struggling to reestablish himself, within a community scarred by unemployment, neglect, and deeply entrenched segregation.
When things go bad, they can get really bad. After a young man loses his grandmother, he inherits her house and is harassed by a conman who has been manipulating her for her money. The actors do a great job with their performance. The protagonist is a young man who gets into a situation where he can't defend himself. The antagonist begins as a petty thief and becomes much worse. It is easy to see their character arcs and the plot in this story. This is a suspenseful story with good realistic drama.
I have a friend who had a small part in this film so I went to see it because of her. What surprised me was the suspense and the way the characters built tension between them.
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