Director: Zack Whedon
Writer: Zack Whedon (Screenplay)
Starring: Annabelle Wallis, Chris Chalk, Aaron Paul, Enver Gjokaj, Garret Dillahunt, Terry Chen, Zachary Knighton
Plot: When his girlfriend goes missing, David must track down her whereabouts after he realizes she’s not who she was pretending to be.
Runtime: 1 Hour 52 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Come and Find starts as we meet couple Claire (Wallis) and David (Paul) who had a weird meet and greet, which plays into how they interact, with hem both going in the same direction, believing they are following each other.
One morning Claire is nowhere to be found, which sees David going in search of her, finding himself involved in a bigger mystery about who she really is and what might have happened to her.
Thoughts on Come and Find Me
Characters – David believes he is in the perfect relationship, one which will see him thinking life has fallen into place, until one day he wakes up and his girlfriend has vanished, he spends the next year searching for answers, which will see him look into her past, opening more doors than he should. Claire is the girlfriend that has gone missing, she always seemed bubbly to David, with her vanishing being unlike anything he could imagine about her. Most of the film is learning more about her, with different direction to what David is expecting. We don’t really meet too many more people, with the ones we do meet, only giving glimpse to the truth for David.
Performances – Aaron Paul does struggle in the leading role here, he never makes us feel the desperation his character is feeling through the film, while we don’t get to see enough of Annabelle Wallis, due to her character vanishing for most of the film. Garret Dillahunt does bring us one of the highlights in the acting side of things, only it just isn’t enough to make the performances strong enough in the film.
Story – The story here follows one man who goes in search for his girlfriend after she vanishes suddenly, which will see him unlock the truth about her, showing the secrets being kept could be bigger than he thought. This is a story that does have a slow pace about it, it doesn’t help with the constant jumping between before she went missing, midway through their relationship and when they first meet, with the deeper picture being more about her life, even though we never see her in her life, it is more about David slowly learning more about his own life. It does try to bring things out to be bigger and bigger, without giving us enough to understand how someone with no experience in this world could get so deep into it.
Thriller – We do have a couple of tense scenes, only they usually lose the tension when we jump back into the normal life David thought he had.
Settings – The film does take us around America as we get to learn different things about Claire’s life, we see how different locations will unlock different answers.
Scene of the Movie – The night meeting.
That Moment That Annoyed Me – The jump between the times is frustrating, taking away from the bigger picture.
Final Thoughts – This is a disappointing thriller that jumps around all over the place and doesn’t get the best of the cast.