Trauma - 2005 (R)


Year of Release: 2005
Rated: R
Director: Marc Evans
Approx. Running Time: 94 minutes
Format(s): DVD
My Rating: 3 stars (Out of 5)

From Back Cover:

"There's an eerie creepiness about this psychological thriller that really gets into your head."

When Ben (Colin Firth, Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason, Love Actually, Girl with a Pearl Earring) awakes from a coma, he discovers his wife has been killed in a car accident and his world collapses. As Ben attempts to rebuild his life, he gets a new job and new home and is befriended by a beautiful young neighbor, Charlotte (Mena Suvari, Beauty Shop, HBO's Six Feet Under, American Beauty). His life starts to turn around, but all is not what it seems. Haunted by visions of his dead wife, Ben starts to lose his grip on reality and begins to doubt his own sanity...

TRAUMA explores what happens when a bereaved man, unable to make sense of his situation, retreats into a delusional world where he can no longer distinguish between what is real and what is not.

My Comments:

An interesting psychological thriller about the blurred lines between reality and delusion. The trouble is, the viewer will have no better luck making the distinction between real and imaginary than the main character. The result: confusion. I have no idea what the hell happened in this movie and neither did anyone else who I asked to watch it.

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3 Stars
2005 (Year of Release)
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