13 July 2015 | stsinger
Hard to follow and ultimately disappointing suspense thriller...
"Sorrow" is a thriller that's tough to follow, a little confusing, and ultimately disappointing.
The film starts with a crime scene, where one man overdoses, another woman is shot in the head, another man is killed by police, and another woman (Mila) is shot in the shoulder and wounded. When the police go to question her, she had left the hospital.
Then, in a series of flash-backs, flash-forwards, and (I think) flash-sideways, we find out that after a nasty breakup, Mila got kidnapped by a series of three nutjobs. They keep her trapped in a house while they bring women back to the house and kill them. We follow her attempts to escape her plight. Meanwhile, in the current timeline story, the police are trying to track Mila down to find out why she was in that house and what happened...
I respect the effort here. The acting is pretty good. The cast is unusually integrated -- the bad guys are a Latino man, a white guy, and a Black woman. The creep's victims are two white women and two Black women. Some of the scenes are well done. But too many problems hurt it. Police work is tough to do in a low budget film given how well they are done in TV police procedurals. There are leaps in logic -- the film never fully explains how Mila know some important information and the police reference acts that we know nothing about. And finally, the film fails to resolve the basic mysteries and questions that it raised.
I won't say to avoid it, but when all was said and done, I found it a bit disappointing.