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Locking the apartment door....(spoilers)


The glaring plot holes have already been listed.....I think this one was missed...

WHY would locking the apartment door from the outside....during the ending chase scene.....have prevented the husband from getting out the door? All he had to do was unlock the door from the inside to get out of the apartment. Did I miss something?

Sure, locking the door gave Goldie's character a few extra seconds to get away from him...not exactly a lot more time at all.  That scene had to be one of this movies most absurdly ridiculous plot devices. Epic fail.

The best scene was Goldie's character telling off the clueless helicopter parents while trying to get the valuable necklace back! LOVED that scene!

Almost forgot.....how about the scene where Goldie was summoned to her husband's mother's apartment, she did appear to check every room looking for the mother....she didn't notice the mother's dead body? Especially as the bedroom door was open. It's not as if the mom's apartment was a vast 15 room pre-war in Manhattan! How completely ridiculous!

Otherwise the acting was excellent...though, unfortunately: terrible and glaring plot mistakes.

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WHY would locking the apartment door from the outside....during the ending chase scene.....have prevented the husband from getting out the door? All he had to do was unlock the door from the inside to get out of the apartment. Did I miss something?
Some door locks need a key whether you are inside or outside the door.

I had a lock like this added to my back door years ago because there were small windows above the lock that could easily have been broken to put a hand through the opening to turn the knob to unlock the door.

It can be dangerous to have a door lock that needs a key inside or out because you're trapped inside if you don't have your key handy. What I did was to put a copy of the door key in a drawer near the door where we all knew its location so that we could get out quickly in case of a fire.

Where I live now, my front door key is needed on the inside and on the outside of the door to open it, so we leave the key in the lock when we're inside unless someone from the family has gone out. In that case, we leave the key near the front door so that those of us at home can get out quickly if necessary.


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That lock was odd to me, because it was not a normal lock. As she runs to the door I looked, and it was a lock you need a key for on either side. I thought this was dumb because if they ever lost the key they'd have to call a locksmith, even when locked inside. But then I realized it's probably one of those steel, double-locking kind. It makes sense when living in New York, and with tons of people going in and out next door where construction is going on.



I thought you came up here to have a nervous breakdown. ..I decided not to have one.

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As she runs to the door I looked, and it was a lock you need a key for on either side.
Yeah, I mentioned this myself in my post before yours.

I used to have a lock like this on the back door of my house because there were small window panes very close to the door knob. Someone could have just broken a window pane and reached in to open the lock as a way to break in.

I kept a spare key in a drawer very close to the door inside so that family members could get out quickly if needed.


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