Director: Alex McAulay
Writer: Alex McAulay (Screenplay)
Starring: Jack Dylan Grazer, Fionn Whitehead, Rainn Wilson, Mena Suvari, Graham Lutes
Plot: Two thieving teenage brothers, stealing money to help their sick mom, match wits with a troubled security guard stuck at the bottom of a forgotten well.
Tagline – Some secrets should stay buried
Runtime: 1 Hour 23 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Don’t Tell a Soul starts when Joey (Grazer) is forced into helping his older brother Matt (Whitehead) break into a house to steal some money, but the pair get caught by a security guard Mr Hamby (Wilson) who falls into a hole.
When Joey starts feeling guilty about what they did, he gets caught in the middle of wanting to help the man or stopping his brother and him get caught with the money.
Thoughts on Don’t Tell a Soul
Thoughts – Don’t Tell a Soul is a drama thriller that will follow a teenage boy that will find himself being led astray by his older brother, caught up in a moral dilemma in his life. This will offer up a big life decision for the teenager, who wants to do the right thing, but knows family is more important. While plenty is offered in the bigger discussion, not everything comes off as strong as they should, as the story is filled with added twists that don’t come off as strong as they could have been. The performances are strong with Rainn Wilson being the star performer with his dark performances in the film. The film does look to focus on the idea that this hole is miles away from anyone that could help the man too, but in reality, it isn’t as far away as it is meant to be.
Final Thoughts – Don’t Tell a Soul is a solid thriller that asks a bigger question for a teenager.