22 October 2014 | mikesc60
Enjoyable unless you want suspense
For some reason, when I saw this film, it was called 'Stolen Innocence'.
I found this a very watchable and an enjoyable film, very suitable for family viewing although it probably would not interest younger children, but I think the tag 'thriller' is misleading. From the beginning, each stage of the plot's development is easy to predict and the main part of the final outcome is pretty obvious from very early on. There are the usual coincidences and lucky breaks when in normal circumstances things would go quite differently, but this is pretty normal in detective type films or by and large the mysteries would never be solved! For me this did not really detract from the enjoyment, but if you are looking to be on the edge of your seat with suspense, you should look elsewhere! Finally a personal gripe: as usual with many films, some of the dialogue is lost occasionally when the diction is not clear; but what can you expect unless you want characters to speak less naturally (perhaps like newsreaders) - and I am British which doesn't help with an American film! This is no worse an issue with this film than with many others.