Amnesiac (2015)

Summary: The story of a man who wakes up in bed suffering from memory loss after being in an accident, only to begin to suspect that his wife may not be his real wife and that a web of lies and deceit deepen inside the house where he soon finds himself a prisoner.

It's a shame, this movie had the potential to be a really good film. I wouldn't say it completely fell flat but it didn't quite capitalize on what it could have been.

Kate Bosworth and Wes Bently did a fantastic job with what little they had to work with. The movie crawled along at an unbelievably slow pace which made it very difficult to stay focused. It was a very psychological movie which I am normally cool with but in this case it just came off more confusing. The movie opens with Man and Woman (and yes, that is how they are listed in credits) riding in a car right before the accident that leaves Man with amnesia.

The summary and basic description of this movie plays it out to be a reverse Overboard kind of scenario where a man gets amnesia and a woman is playing off like they are married to get something out of him. But if they were together before the accident, what brought on this Misery style turnaround? This question was answered at the end but it was such an anti-climactic plot twist that when it was all finally revealed, I really couldn't have cared less. In fact, if you pay enough attention near the end of the movie, you will easily be able to predict the twist before it happens.

All in all, this was a huge let down. I was past bored for almost the entire thing.
reviewed by Bobby        

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