Welcome to the newest film review, on the blog this month. Today I am reviewing Danny Boyle film 'Trance' which is has a brilliant concept and ideas in it, about playing with the mind, depths of the mind and people's emotions.
This film came out in UK cinemas on the 27th of March 2013 and came out in the USA on the 5th of April 2013. It is due to be coming out on DVD and Blu-Ray, In August I believe, rated for those of 18 years and over.
SPOILER ALERT : You know the drill by now, I reveal spoilers in my reviews. If you don't want films you haven't seen yet to be spoiled then please don't read this review, until you've seen the film.
Trance is basically about A fine art auctioneer (James McAvoy) who gets mixed up with the wrong people. a gang, who want a very valuable painting which the auctioneer was supposed to steal for them, however he gets hit on the head and looses his memory and forgets where he hid the painting.
So He and the gang he's in agree to the terms of conditions of seeing a hypnotherapist (Rosario Dawson) to recover his memory and where the lost painting is. And as boundaries between to dissolve, reality and hypnotic suggestion begin to become a blur, the stakes rise faster than anyone could have anticipated.
And the films starts to come together when we learn that James McAvoy's character has a gambling problem, he went to see a therapist to deal with his problem. ended up falling into a relationship with his therapist, and things got out of control. When he broke things off with the therapist he joined the gang to hopefully get some money to pay off his debts, but things don't quite go according to plan.
It's your typical Danny Boyle extravaganza of strange, hard hitting situations with emotional depth to the characters.
I do love a good Danny Boyle film, I think that Danny Boyle is such a wonderful director. the way he writes his scripts, and brings them to the screen in a vibrant and excessive way. It really pays off with the audience being amazed because they don't know what will happen next in the story.
The one thing I will say about 'Trance' is, you really have to be in the zone to watch it, and to really get into it. Some films you can just stick on and chill out whilst watching them and you really enjoy it. Trance is not one of those films, with Trance you need to sit down and watch it, and have your attention on it in order to understand it.
I thought that 'Trance' was brilliantly cast. Danny Boyle chose his actors well, and the actors delivered 100% to the best of their abilities.
I really liked James McAvoy's character who was an unstable young man, who was emotionally undeveloped. He showed good frames of tention and frames of status around other characters, which in turn showed how important his character was.
I thought Vincent Cassell was brilliant, he's a fantastic actor with credit to his name.
I also really liked Rosario Dawson who played Elizabeth - the therapist. I previously saw her in 'Unstoppable' which was in all fairness an ok movie. In Trance she was more on edge, and more clear about how she wanted to play her character, plus she looks amazing.
Trance did have all the necessary ingredients for a successful film, the concept was there, the ideas were new and present for the audience to get into. It's just plain and simple Danny Boyle genius really.
Overall I thought Danny Boyle pulled off another great film, which we can all treasure and enjoy for many a day to come.
1 Gold Star to James McAcoy
1 Gold Star to Rosario Dawson
1 Gold Star to Vincent Cassell
I'm going to give 'Trance' a 8/10
1 Platinum Danny Boyle
Thank you all for reading this review.
NEXT TIME : I will review 'Unkown' starring one of my favourite actors Liam Neesan
I will post that review on Saturday the 22nd of June 2013.