More like a car crash!
Synopsis: A dark psychological thriller which follows a couple who find themselves in a hit and run situation, with the evidence suggesting there was no accident.
Director: Lawrence Gough
Writers: Lawrence Gough (Adapted for the screen by), Terry Hughes (Original Stageplay and Adapted for the screen by), Alan Pattison (Adapted for the screen by)
Stars: Olivia Bonamy, Ben Cura, Anton Lesser
Run Time: 1 hour 28 minutes
An utter shambles of a film which feels like it should have remained on the stage and not been made at all. When a young couple return home following being involved in a hit and run accident, they stress over the events of the night and try to piece things together before being visited by a couple of people linked to the night’s happenings. But here’s the issue…around 5 minutes into the film I sent a text to a friend saying “this is not a good film…” in relation to the wooden acting from the leads, and a story which just didn’t feel thought through at all.
The only saving grace in the film was Anton Lesser’s performance in a role he could have done after reading the script for about 5 minutes with zero preparation at all. And that’s what I think the film lacked, any kind of “oomph!”. I found myself bored and not particularly endeared to any of the characters and not actually fussed about anything that had happened or was about to unfold.
It’s just not great and at 90 minutes feels about 30 minutes too long and could have been a made-for-TV special, which is where it should belong.
Gatecrash is utter trash…but it’s available from February 22nd at: iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Microsoft Xbox, Sky Store, Virgin