Writer: Chloe Traicos (Screenplay)
Starring: Chloe Traicos, Christelle Baguidy, Michael Keyes, Sammy Anderson, Mindee de Lacey, Caesar James, Jeff Prater, Cameron Barnes
Plot: An interracial lesbian couple commit a murder and have to flee for their lives.
Runtime: 1 Hour 21 Minutes
There may be spoilers the rest of the review
Verdict: Edgy Thriller
Story: Devil’s Cove starts as we see how Jackie (Traicos) and Toni (Baguigy) are on the run after killing Toni’s husband Rick (Barnes), going to their go to bar ‘Devil’s Cove’ the bar is run by Alan (Keyes) and is filled with the regulars.
We flash back to see how Jackie and Toni became friends and lovers. We are given interviews from the friends that are looking back on the events which led up to the murder before the girls go on the run.
Thoughts on Devil’s Cove
Characters – Jackie is the loose cannon, recently out of prison, she is in a loveless relationship and enjoys pressing people buttons the wrong way. She does become interested in helping Toni come out of her shell, but soon becomes the dangerous part of the partnership. Toni is the naïve woman that arrives to be the new wife to one of the locals, she doesn’t know anyone else there and struggles to fit into this world, Jackie shows her a new sign to life and what she gets pushed into could release her from her toxic marriage. Rick is the abusive husband of Toni’s he has been married before and his reputation has caused him problem. Alan is the bar owner that has always tried to keep things natural in his bar.
Performances – Chloe Traicos also has her hands in the writing and producing of this movie. She takes the leading role where she does give us an on-edge character whose every move does feel unpredictable. Christelle Baguidy gives us a good performance as the naïve partner in crime, we believe she doesn’t want to be part of it and she looks beautiful on this role. The male members of the cast are strong without being able to take the spotlight off the leading ladies.
Story – The story here does channel moments of ‘Thelma & Louise’ by having the two women on the run from the law. This isn’t on the same path because we focus mostly on how Toni is experiencing the events unfolding compared to how Jackie seems to be enjoying the journey. It does touch on domestic abuse being the catalyst for the new attitude even if everything does follow the paths we know it will go. For the thrillers fans out there, this will be keep you on edge because you just don’t know where things will go next. I did like how the interview style was used to show how other characters react to the events.
Thriller – This does keep us guessing to where things will go next for the girls on run which is all we want when it comes to the thrilling side of the story.
Settings – The film keeps us in a dead end town, we focus on the bar where everyone hangs out before going on the run which shows us far freedom can be.
Final Thoughts – This is a good thriller that gives us two very strong female characters in a world they wish to escape even if their methods are not the most legal.
Overall: Thriller to enjoy.