Saturday, February 21, 2015

THE LOFT (From The Theatre)

 The Loft Movie Review

After a layoff of a couple years, I am back to do more reviews, starting with The Loft. This film tells the story of five married guys who go in together to rent a loft to serve as the place to take their ladies on the side. One day they arrive at the loft to discover a dead woman laying in bed, and nobody wants to take responsibility for it.

So much for tonight's plans

Interestingly, this is the second remake of a film that just came out in 2008. The movie is filled with twists and turns, and the way it's shot, switching from present time to flashback scenes, keeps you interested in the story. The acting is a bit bland, which brings the film down a notch, and you find some characters can be interchangeable. As a fan of Modern Family, it was beyond weird seeing Eric Stonestreet play a womanizer, but he does a really good job. James Marsdon (X-Men, Straw Dogs) also turns in a pretty good performance as the only really sympathetic character in the film. All other performances are forgettable. The final act is filled with twists and turns, and in fact are too many--had the film ended after the first big reveal it would have been much better. Alas, they went for the twist after the twist after the twist, and it just sort of fell apart for me. For this reason, I can only give this a mild recommendation.

On A Scale Of One To Ten: 6

The Loft Trailer

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