Friday, March 8, 2013

Review: "The Call"

Last night I went to an advance screening of "The Call" starring Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin. Halle Berry plays a 911 operator who gets a chilling call from a girl while her house is being broken into by a kidnapper. The kidnapper kills the girl and Halle Berry blames herself. She retires from being a phone operator and becomes a trainer for 911 operators. Then one day, while she is training new operators, a call comes in from a girl who is calling from the trunk of a car. It turns out the same kidnapper has kidnapped this girl, who Halle Berry tries to help. She asks the girl (Abigail Breslin) to do various things to help them locate the car being used as the kidnapping vehicle. Along the way, the kidnapper kills two people who were trying to help the girl, but Halle Berry perseveres and eventually goes looking for the girl herself. This movie was a very thrilling movie, at several points where it looked like the girl might be found, the audience cheered and clapped. It's the kind of movie that draws you in with the hope that the girl will be found and survive the ordeal. It was very exciting, and the acting was superb. Also it keeps you on the edge of your seat as the plot is very unpredictable. I had a good time at the screening and from the sound of things, so did the rest of the audience. Below is the trailer for "The Call".