Alone (2020) Movie Review

Director: John Hyams

Writer: Mattias Olsson (Screenplay)

Starring: Jules Willcox, Marc Menchaca, Anthony Heald, Jonathan Rosenthal, Katie O’Grady

Plot: A recently widowed traveler is kidnapped by a cold blooded killer, only to escape into the wilderness where she is forced to battle against the elements as her pursuer closes in on her.

Tagline – What Are You Running From?
Runtime: 1 Hour 38 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Alone starts when Jessica (Willcox) is looking to leave the big city after the death of her partner, which will see her pack up a van and drive to her new destination, along the way she clashes with a slow driver known only as Man (Menchaca), which does start off harmless enough, until it becomes too often.

Jessica knows this man is dangerous and tries to escape, only to find herself abducted and locked away by the man, but she isn’t going to go down without a fight.

Thoughts on Alone

Characters – Jessica is moving away from her life after her husband’s death, she needs a fresh start, a new city and a new life, which will see her travelling across country. She finds herself bumping into the same car and man behind the wheel, who eventually abducts her, which will give her a chance a fight to survive. The man drives around looking for his victims, he has seen Jessica as his latest victim and has already planned the routine he wants to see his twisted game.

PerformancesJules Willcox does most of the work in this film, with her performance that you can see how down and out from what has happened and the determination to fight back and survive. Marc Menchaca does give us the creepy performance in the serial killer role too.

StoryThe story here follows a woman who is looking to start a new life after a personal tragedy, but on her journey, she finds herself being the latest victim of a serial killer. This is a cat-n-mouse type battle between victim and killer, which is broken up into chapters, this will play out how you would imagine, with the meeting, escape and alluding re-capture being the main parts of the story. The fact the story is chopped into chapters gives us the feeling, we are leading up to a moment before moving onto the next, which can make things a tad predictable at times.

ThrillerThis is a film that will keep us on the edge of our seats leading to the battle between the two.

SettingsThe film is mostly set in the open road covered in woodlands, which will see the environment being used to the advantage of Jessica in her escape attempt.

Scene of the Movie – The escape.

That Moment That Annoyed Me – The chapter breaks.

Final Thoughts Alone is a tense thriller that will play perfectly into the cat-n-mouse style movie, which with Jules Willcox shining through the film.

Signature Entertainment presents Alone on Digital HD from December 28th

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