Film Screening 20th August, 2013

Poster for The Call

The Call 

8:00 PM, 20th August, 2013

  • MA
  • 94 mins
  • 2013
  • Brad Anderson
  • Richard D’Ovidio
  • Halle Berry, Abigail Breslin, Michael Eklund, David Otunga

Halle Berry stars as Jordan, a hotshot 911 operator who rules the call centre known as ‘the Hive’. Receiving a 911 call from a teenage girl in the midst of a home invasion, Jordan comes up with an elaborate strategy to help her evade the predator, but ends up giving the girl away by hitting the redial button when the call is cut off. Shaken by this experience, Jordan subsequently receives a call from Casey (Breslin), a teenager who has been drugged and kidnapped from a mall parking lot. Once again it is up to Jordan to try to talk her out of harm’s way. It’s here the film gears up as Jordan is forced to coach the hysterical teen though a series of actions to try to save her.

Everyone watching The Call will realise just how implausible the plot is… but sometimes that's half of the point of escaping to the movies. If all the films you ever watched were based on things that happened in real life then you may as well just turn to the person beside you and ask them what they did that day!

There are plenty of reasons to come along and see this movie, but really you just need these two. Firstly, The Call is well acted with a really good heroine and villain, and secondly this film is definitely edge-of-your-seat worthy which means most of your butt won't have to spend as much time on the Coombs theatre seats!

Tamara Lee