Writer: Chris Gorak (Screenplay)
Starring: Mary McCormack, Rory Cochrane, Tony Perez
Plot: A dirty bomb goes off in Los Angeles, jamming freeways and spreading a toxic cloud.
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Verdict: Different Disaster Movie
Story: Right at your Door starts by introducing us to Brad (Cochrane) as he prepares for his everyday along with his wife Lexi (McCormack). We watch as Brad seems to get his wife ready for work and is left at the home. Brad starts getting reports on his radio of explosion going off in the city where his wife is working. He heads down town to find his wife only to find all the streets are being blocked and witnessing what will happen to the people who leave the explosion area.
Brad is joined by neighbour’s employee Alvaro (Perez) as they hide out in Brad’s house, blocking all the entries to keep out the toxic air. We continue to hear about the fallout of the bombs over the radio with certain reports being very calm and others right in the middle of the storm. Brad continues to struggle to get hold of Lexi starts fearing for the worse. Once Lexi turns up at the house he knows he can’t let her in because she has been infected leading to the tension of leaving her outside while the fallout settles.
Right at your Door is a disaster movie that doesn’t show you the horror of what is happening, we have to hear reports so it makes us feel like we could have been part of it without having to have been there. We get to see how one man will react to a situation he can’t control by trying to save himself and his wife. In the world of too many disaster films this is actually refreshing because it ups the intensity because we have to imagine what has happened and I also believe this paved the way for one of the best films ‘Pontypool’ which uses the same ideas with a zombie outbreak. This also has a conclusion that will shock because it will send you in a direction you didn’t see coming. (7/10)
Mary McCormack: Lexi wife who gets caught in the middle of the dirty bomb explosions, she gets stuck outside the home. She tries to find somewhere to get help but ever option turns out to be a risk. Mary gives a solid performance as the lady searching for help. (7/10)
Rory Cochrane: Brad after failing to find his wife he locks himself up inside his own home only to find out she returned too late. He has to leave her outside while he waits for help. Rory gives a solid performance and shows he was ready to breakout after his television role. (7/10)
Support Cast: Right at your Door doesn’t really have any supporting characters, we have one man who stays in the house for a while and people come towards it but nobody who really changes the direction of the film.
Director Review: Chris Gorak – Chris does a good job directing this thriller that keeps us interested from start to finish. (7/10)
Drama: Right at your Door uses the personal situation between the married couple to drive the story showing how hard it would be to know the other is right and not let your loved one inside. (8/10)
Thriller: Right at your Door starts calm and within five minutes gets the action underway too good effect too. (9/10)
Settings: Right at your Door uses the house as the primary setting which works to keep Brad isolated from the outside world. (10/10)
Suggestion: Right at your Door is one to try but some people might not like the way it all unfolds by the end. (Try It)
Best Part: Shock Ending.
Worst Part: Hard to find something really bad.
Believability: No (0/10)
Chances of Tears: No (0/10)
Chances of Sequel: No
Post Credits Scene: No
Similar Too: Pontypool
Oscar Chances: No
Box Office: $2 Million
Runtime: 1 Hour 36 Minutes
Tagline: Terror just hit home.
Trivia: The film was acquired by Lions Gate at 2006 Sundance for nearly $3 million for worldwide rights.
Overall: Disaster Film Hiding the Horror
i enjoyed this movie. really worked well for me. liked how they created a thriller in a small house
it is also a potential very real event that could happen, which just adds to it all
Yep. Really felt the immediacy. Great review
thank you 🙂