Writer: Durden Godfrey, Taurean Royal, Jared Rush (Screenplay)
Starring: Tom Siedle, Joe W Nowland, Faneal Godbold, David E McMahon, Lisa Mcconnell, Glen Krotov, Traci L Newman, Scott Broughton
Plot: Robert Partridge lives a normal life with his normal family in a normal neighborhood, working a normal job. But Robert Partridge is not normal.
Tagline – Who is Robert Partridge and who is he going to kill?
Runtime: 1 Hour 43 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Verdict: Unsettling Thriller
Story: I Am Going to Kill Someone This Friday starts as we meet Robert Partridge (Siedle), he has a normal life, with a family, job and everyday problems. He gets visited by two detectives as he recounts the previous week of his life.
Ass the week continues we get to see how Robert gets stressed out by everything in life which leads him to the dark feelings in his head as he starts judging everyone in life as he looks to select a victim for him to kill on Friday.
Thoughts on I Am Going to Kill Someone This Friday
Characters – Robert Partridge has a wife, son, successful job, nice house everything to make him seem like a normal guy, this week is different because the stress of life it finally getting to him bringing out a darker side to his personality. We follow Robert interact with his family, colleagues and everyday people each with a different manner. By having the other characters only interacting with him we don’t get much time to learn about them away from Robert.
Performances – Tom Siedle in this leading role is so unsettling to watch, we see how he can switch his characters behaviour in the click of the fingers which only makes us want to see where things go next. His performance makes us want to see just where he will go next and lets everyone else work off him.
Story – The story follows the one week in this normal mans life, one where things push him to the limits where he wants to break out of his stress and do something terrible, like kill somebody. The unease this film gives us shows us from the opening sequences that he is being approached by police, which makes us spend the film figuring out just who he is going to target. We get plenty of potential suspects with only seemingly one guy he gets on with (the coffee dude) being off the table. Keeping the story going over one week shows us just how stress can affect people in the wrong way and makes us learn to take a deep breath at times, but it will leave you with a big surprise by the end.
Thriller – Watching how Robert selects his potential victims with the added unsettling music just adds to all the tension being felt through this movie.
Settings – The film keeps us in one city, we see the quiet side, the busy and the in-between, the locations Robert would go to through his week.
Final Thoughts – This is a truly unsettling film, it makes you want to see what will happen next even if you don’t want to see it.
Overall: Edgy, uncomfortable, one you can’t look away from.