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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The Brave One (2007)

Hubby and I got to see a sneak preview of this film last night. Erica Bayne (Jodie Foster) is a New York radio personality. She hosts a talk show on a small station about the things she sees and hears while walking the streets of the city. She is engaged to a handsome doctor, David (Naveen Andrews), and all is well until one night. Erica and David are walking their dog through Central Park when they run across a gang of punks. One of them videotapes while the others beat Erica and David. They are rushed to the hospital where David dies and Erica lies in a coma for three weeks. When she awakens she is scared and can not leave her house. She buys a gun illegally and set off on foot in the city she once loved. She is in a convenience store one night when a man comes in a kills the clerk. He stalks her and is going to kill her but she gets to him instead. Now Erica walks the streets at night looking for chances to be, what the media has coined, the vigilante. However, she does not expect to strike up a friendship with Detective Mercer (Terrence Howard), the man investigating her case.

This movie was really good. Foster and Howard had a wonderful chemistry. However, it was strange to see Terrence playing the good guy since he often plays the opposite. It was strange to hear Andrews talking in his native accent rather than his Sayid voice. This film brings up a lot of questions about right, wrong and what you would do in a similar situation. The ending was pretty unbelievable but overall I recommend this movie highly.



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