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Both possible outcomes were predictable, but the best twist would be... Similar overall theme as the movie "Triangle"... I missed what (or who) was making them sick Do you agree or find something wrong with the logic that... Did the father come up with an impartial solution? How would you have made the choice? Was Martin supposed to be autistic... I question some of the father's decisions... How does this compare with "Sophie's Choice"? Is it clear to you who the killer is at the end? Your take on the ending (spoilers)... View all posts >


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Have you seen "Flightplan" and "Breakdown"? Both similar and probably better too! How can you forget one that it was very much like??: "Breakdown" with Kurt Russell! Great synopsis and evaluation (though you could have used a few paragraph breaks for readability purposes). I felt the same thing. It's lazy just to make some things real and others not so that there is no way any audience will know where it's heading until they tell us the last few seconds. A good movie like this needs to stick to one perspective and not mix it all up so that we can't make heads nor tails of what we're seeing. I think maybe they are more WASPish types. They are more cold, aloof; not passionate like Latinos and Mediterraneans. A lot of families are like that. I think when he mentioned his daughter menstruating to his frined it was mostly just chit chat. When he confessed to his son about masturbating his father, that was to help him relate more and to reveal a dark enough secret so his son would confess he was just acting paralyzed. They did have an enthusiastic conversation about watch technology and waterproof ratings or something. The kid was already very sick as was on record at the hospital. Parents could have explained it that way. Who is going to question a white, affluent surgeon. You said it well. It went over their heads about what it represented. Much like "The Triangle" it is an allegory based on a Greek myth, much like the movie "Triangle". I loved that film, and yet it has some supernatural and unexplained phenomena due to the main character not taking responsibility and repenting for their actions. Yes. The son was already sick and it was documented so they could say he died of natural causes. Don't forget Farrell's naked profile in the shower scene. It's called "stilted" dialog. It is the director's style to evoke a surreal feeling about the circumstances and situation being that of inevitable retribution and penance, as with the Greek myth on which it was based. I think this would be better if you understood that this was an allegory based on a Greek myth, much like the movie "Triangle". I loved that film, and yet it has some supernatural and unexplained phenomena due to the main character not taking responsibility and repenting for their actions. View all replies >