Cellular (New Line Platinum Series)
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What if you received a call on your cell phone from a frantic stranger begging you to help save her life? Academy Award winner Kim Basinger stars as kidnapping victim Jessica Martin. A random wrong number on his cell phone sends Ryan (Chris Evans) into a world of deception and murder--and a race to save Jessica, a woman he knows only as the hushed, fearful voice on the other end of a tenuous cell phone connection in the action thriller Cellular.]]>
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Jessica Martin (Kim Bassinger) lives the good life in the SoCal suburb of Brentwood - you know, where OJ lived - with her realtor husband Craig (Richard Burgi) and 11-year old son Ricky (Adam Taylor Gordon). One day, after waving Ricky off on the school bus, Jessica's home is invaded by three thugs led by Greer (Jason Statham). After shooting the housekeeper - perhaps one of the shortest bit parts in history, the intruders carry Martin off to a house in the hills (with a million $ view of the San Fernando Valley), where she's locked in the attic with a smashed phone until Craig hands over an item about which she knows nothing. Being a high school science teacher, Jessica coaxes the phone back to life and dials out by touching two wires together. Calling blindly, she manages to reach the young and irresponsible Ryan (Chris Evans) cruising the coast down by Venice Beach. After much tearful pleading, Martin convinces Ryan that her plight is real, and this launches the latter off on a day-long odyssey of chases and violence as he tries to rescue Jessica and her soon-to-be-abducted son, all the while maintaining that tenuous phone connection to the near-hysterical woman. Obviously, Ryan has never heard the old adage, "No good deed goes unpunished."
CELLULAR has everything necessary for a vicarious, nail-biting thrill ride at the movies. There's the truly vicious villain (Greer), the gorgeous damsel in distress (Jessica), and the completely engaging knight-errant (Ryan), all perfectly played by their respective actors in an ingenious plot. Then there's the delicious supporting role of William H.Read more ›
The story is about a carefree California youth who becomes embroiled in a conspiracy involving dirty LA cops and a kidnapped family. Kim Basinger turns in a great performance as the wife and mother fighting for her life against Ethan, the leader of the corrupt cops. Played by Jason Statham (The Transporter), Ethan is a competent bad guy.
My husband and I loved this movie. It has the wake-up equivalent of black coffee.
CELLULAR takes places in the showy and flashy wealthy environment of Southern California. Jessica Martin (Kim Bassinger) is a high school science teacher who lives with her realtor husband and son in the L.A. suburb of Brentwood. After dropping her son off at school, Jessica's home is invaded by a gang of thugs, her housekeeper is shot, and she is kidnapped and taken hostage. The kidnappers want something her husband has and she has no idea what it is. The criminals lock her in the attic and smash the building's only phone as they plan to later kidnap both her son and her husband. Jessica must teach at a private high school because she is able to scrounge together the parts and revive them into a working telephone. She is only able to call blindly and reaches a self-absorbed, young, and immature kid named Ryan (Chris Evans) who is cruising down Venice Beach on an errand for his ex-girl friend in an attempt to win her back. At first Ryan thinks the call is a joke, but he soon becomes convinced and attempts to help Jessica as best he can.Read more ›
I mean, how often does this happen...you get a call on your cellular from a woman kidnapped in an attic. She can't call anyone else, because the phone she is using is smashed, but she managed to dial your number by twisting together two wires.
You try to get the police to believe you, but you are having trouble because the battery on your cell phone dies out every time you give it to the police.
Ok, this happened to me last Friday, but for the rest of you, if you go along with it, it does hold your interest and is exciting at parts. Kim Basinger, Chris Evans and William Macy are all always fun to watch, too.
So..enjoy...and who knows, maybe after seeing it, you'll feel like it isn't safe to answer your cellular again.
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Fast-paced and entertaining thriller involves the kidnapping of a woman (Basinger), and her child, and her panicked call with a stranger (Evans) who must then try to help (but... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Apollo
In spite of the nearly all star cast this was a dog. The public has had enough of fast pace gun thrillers, certainly those with less that premier stories. Give it a pass.Published 1 month ago by Capt. Mitch
Fun movie. Plot keeps you wondering until the end. For once, Jason Statham is the evil kidnapper instead of the rescuer.Published 2 months ago by John Saxon
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