17 July 2011 | wes-connors
The Plot Thickens
A mysterious man, running from some howling dogs, introduces the drama. We will re-encounter him later
Next, we meet tightly-wound nurse Molly Parker (as Amy). She has survived a terrifying parking lot attack, which we shall partially see in flashbacks. To help deal with being the victim of a violent crime, Ms. Parker sees a counselor and takes medication. For self-defense, she goes to karate class - and she has learned how to wield a gun. Parker is separated from mechanic husband Lochlyn Munro (as David Franklin), who worries about his wife's inability to overcome her victimization. He is seeking custody of cute little Natasha Calis (as Emily). Parker goes to pick up their daughter at school, but the girl has been kidnapped...
Parker receives a phone call from the abductor ordering her to kill one of the patients at the hospital where she works - before midnight, or the kid will be floating in a river. The targeted patient is the man from the opening scene. This thriller first loses a large dose of credibility when the police let both mother and father out of their sights. Most police would be suspicious when one of the parents receives a phone call, then leaves. Get ready to suspend your disbelief as additional plot points unfold... "Gone" writer Ron Oliver and director Grant Harvey handle the assignment well, and keep this moving fast enough to hold your attention.
***** Gone (6/27/11) Grant Harvey ~ Molly Parker, Lochlyn Munro, Sonja Bennett, Peter Bryant