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Faces in the Crowd

2011

R CC
3.6 out of 5 stars (50) IMDb 5.7/10

A woman suffers from face blindness after witnessing a murder

Starring:
Milla Jovovich, Julian McMahon
Runtime:
1 hour, 42 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Director Julien Magnat
Starring Milla Jovovich, Julian McMahon
Supporting actors David Atrakchi, Michael Shanks, Marianne Faithfull, Sarah Wayne Callies, Valentina Vargas, Kate Yacula, Apollonia Vanova, Nels Lennarson, Chris Kalhoon, Aaron Hughes, Aaron Grain, Michael James, Jason Wishnowski, G. Patrick Currie, Robert Moloney, Curtis Moore, Sebastien Roberts, David Ingram
Studio Millennium Entertainment
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

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Format: Blu-ray
"He's not stupid enough to go after the one person who can recognize him, right?" After a night of drinking with her friends Anna (Jovovich)decides to walk home alone. While walking she sees a murder take place and is attacked by the "Tear-Jerked Jack" serial killer. After falling off a bridge she wakes up as the lone survivor. She also wakes up with a disease called face-blindness, a condition which affects you from recognizing any faces...even your own. Lately it seems like the lower budget movies are much better then the big blockbusters. This one is no exception. While this movie started to repeat itself to the point of being annoying it was still tense and keeps you interested and watching through out. Jovovich is becoming a very good actress and she continues to build upon what she did in "Stone". A pretty original idea that if it weren't for the repetition of the problem would have been an excellent movie. That said even with the repeating this is still a very good movie that is very much worth seeing. Overall, a surprisingly good and tense thriller that deserves more of an audience that it will get. I give it a B+.

Would I watch again? - I might, just to see if I can catch the clues.
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Format: DVD
YOU EVER WATCH A MOVIE and expect to get a better bargain than your're usually dealt? I have and this is exactly what Faces in the Crowd encompasses. On the surface, the concept of using "Face Blindness" (an actual medical condition with a wholly narrative name) or Prosopagnosia as its officially dubbed, is very, very interesting and for the most part the movie does a fairly interesting job with its depiction.

Story-line for the movie is simple as this:

Milla Jovovich's character, Anna Merchant, is living the good life; she's got a loving boyfriend, stock quirky best friends who think about sex 99.9% of their time together (one of them is portrayed by Prison Break's Sarah Wayne Callies, who is, deliciously awkward in her devil-may-care position as a sour woman who's inability to catch a date is tied to her bitterness toward men for passing her over for her friend) and a great gig as a elementary school teacher (or pre-school teacher, I dunno). However, one single night manages to ruin all of this when she accidently catches a serial killer, dubbed "Jearterk", in the act of raping one of his victims. In an attempt to escape, she's tossed over a railing of a bridge by the killer and suffers serious head trauma. The accident, at first, seems to have just left her winded and concussed. However, when she takes a moment to took at loved ones around her, she realizes the accident has done far more damage than originally thought. Ana begins to suffer from a rare condition dubbed "Face Blindness" and the worse part of it is that she wouldn't be able to recognize the killer if he were right in front of her.
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Spoiler alert: The poor woman has brain damage that interferes with her ability to recognize faces after an attack and trusts only one man, a detective on her case. What does the man do? He shaves. Yup. Knows she has trouble recognizing faces but still changes his face.
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Format: DVD
This is an average suspense story with some above-average medical insights. "Faces in the Crowd" illustrates what it feels like to be unable to remember faces, in the same way that the generally better movie "Memento" illustrated what it might feel like to have to cope with a complete loss of short-term memory.

I was especially attracted to this DVD because it coincidentally tied in with my current reading of Oliver Sacks and V. S. Ramachandran. These authors delve into puzzling neurological problems that people develop after suffering head injury. One of the most unusual of these syndromes is "prosopagnosia," the inability to recognize faces. This is the dangerous problem that the heroine of "Faces" has after she is attacked by a serial killer.

Even though I'd read a lot of references to this condition, I had never before considered what having it would actually feel like, or what it would amount to in the daily life of a patient. Here it's shown as existence in a perpetual world of strangers whose faces subtly shape-shift every time the victim's attention is diverted.

As a viewer, this often left me as disoriented as the movie's victim. Also, I was at first inclined to disagree with this interpretation of prosopagnosia. I had always just assumed that the condition would manifest itself as an inability to attach the persona, the role, of "mother," "father," or "husband" to the appropriate face in front of you. But as I got further involved with the movie, I realized I was thinking of another, possibly related, neurological condition known as "Capgras' Syndrome," or, more popularly, as "The Invasion of the Body Snatchers Syndrome.
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Format: DVD
Milla has it made. She teaches kindergarten, lives with Bryce, a man who is near popping the question, and hangs out with a crowd of women not much different than "The Sex in the City" gang. Her horoscope claims she will meet a mysterious stranger. Her kids draw pictures of faces- all omens of things to come. The background noise is about a serial killer and rapist (in that order). Milla bumps into the killer one night and manages to escape by falling off a bridge. The killer has her purse etc. and knows where she lives. The twist to this tale is that Milla has a nasty bump on the head and can't recognize faces, even those of her friends and family. Simple things such as waking up next to Byrce (12 different faces), looking at her Facebook, and teaching kindergarten become nightmares from hell. The police detective investigating the case is depicted as a street smart New Yorker, sometimes harsh in his mannerisms.

Now to make things interesting, if not confusing, the film uses different actors (faces) for the same people to try to make us feel Milla's confusion. During this movie we get to learn that Marianne Faithfull is still alive and has been eating well.

The film is a slow developing thriller. The confusion aspect makes the film a bit weird, but not more enjoyable. Milla does a good job in the role and demonstrates she is not a one-sided character. The script is unconvincing, and through all the twists and turns seems to lack the depth that is required to make it enjoyable. For some reason I got the impression that women were the target audience of the film, i.e. a horror-thriller for women. I would be interested to see how women view this film as opposed to men.

No f-bombs, nudity, and not much in the way of blood.
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