The Abduction of Eden
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This movie blew me away. The acting was superb and the portrayal of human trafficking in the US was dead on. The movie did not try to sensationalize anything and the violence is not too graphic. The movie tells the story in a very dignified way without resorting to shock tactics. "Eden" is a very entertaining, suspenseful thriller. Even if Human Trafficking is not a topic that interests you, I urge you to see this movie.
The acting is phenomenal across the board, with Jamie Chung especially shining in the lead role. Beau Bridges and Matt O'Leary also turn in excellent performances as the villainous leaders of the trafficking ring. Also deserving of mention is the superb direction by rising female director Megan Griffiths, who brings a level of emotional sensitivity and realism to the film that is often lacking in most mainstream movies. All in all, this is an emotionally exhilarating movie will leave you on the edge of your seat while still delivering an important message about this very real issue that plagues our world.
If you've been skimming over the reviews listed here on amazon, you may have read how this film is supposed to be based off of the true story of Chong Kim, who was abducted in the mid-nineties. However, some people claim that she may have been lying about the incident, due to inconsistencies in her story over the years. In any case, I'm not going to make a judgment on whether she was telling the truth or not. The situation in the film is nothing to make light of.
In the film, Jamie Chung plays the role of Hyun Jae, a high school student who gets abducted one night after she goes out, on what she thinks, is a romantic interlude with a sex trafficking predator. She's driven off to a remote facility where she and several other girls are held against their will. They are then forced into the sex trade. The girls in the film range in age. Some are supposed to be as young as 12 while others look like they may be in their early 20s.
First, Jamie Chung is forced to make an S&M video where she and another girl are cuffed and then whipped by a dominatrix. Eventually she's forced, by her handlier, to see Jon's. It's a pretty disturbing situation overall and pulls at your heart strings, but that's the purpose of the film. You eventually begin to follow Chung's plight and the details of her daily life. The film takes some thrilling twists and turns until it reaches a conclusion where Chung eventually escapes from her whole ordeal.
I have to say, this film does a good job of depicting the horrors these young girls face once they get abducted into this life.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It shows what often happens to young girls all over the world. AND makes you more aware that it could be in your own backyard.Published 9 days ago by Jack Nordness
Wow! I got more entertainment in this movie than I've gotten all year. It was fun and interesting to watch the excellent character development from beginning to end even... Read morePublished 13 days ago by epsilonv
This was a great movie with an inside look into the workings of human trafficking. Too many people in today’s world do not realize that human trafficking is still a big issue in... Read morePublished 1 month ago by angiejo18
Great suspense. Believable account of unbelievably dark activities of sexual slavery of under-age girls in the southwest US. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Harleigh Ostella