Ray is in the boutique simulated abduction business. An understandably threadbare market, he jumps at the chance when a mysterious caller contracts him for a weekend kidnapping with a handsome payday. But the job isn't all that it seems.
A slightly off-center and socially awkward humanitarian who is willing to go to any length to give his clients the "real kidnapping experience" is stymied by the behavior of his latest victim-client. Or, is this a case of high prankery and mistaken identity?
What starts out as another requested kidnapping with bonus dollars put on the table by the mysterious client for an extra long experience - full weekend versus his standard 8-hour treatment - and, a little bit of rough housing with the forceful delivery of a slap or two thrown in; forms the storyline of this quirky comedy.
A calm and generally kindly man with an aversion to real violence is suddenly the target of a police missing persons investigation and in real fear of having been set up by an unknown enemy, his nasty and vengeful ex-wife perhaps?
As things begin to heat up with unplanned violence during the course of an escape attempt, and continue to spiral out of control when the roles are suddenly and painfully reversed, we find our unorthodox healer bleeding and locked in a trunk.
What happens next crosses into the spoiler zone so I'll leave it to you to experience for yourself.
If you enjoy watching good intentions go bad while trying to anticipate the next wacky twist, then I would highly recommend this well acted and written tale of uncertain outcomes.
Funny, twisty, exciting, frantic, and demented! Just the premise alone (a paid for hire kidnapping paid for by the victim!) is original enough. The acting and casting are just perfect. This film will keep you guessing, and you'll enjoy the ride! The beginning pulls you right in. A fat man is kidnapped, tied up and force- fed to cure his overeating. The kidnapper Ray (Pat Healy) is a bumbling, likeable dude and Taylor Schilling is superb as his 'victim'... or is he her victim? Even if you figure it out- you're in for 1 1/2 hours of enjoyable entertainment!
Caught this on Netflix - a good rainy day movie. Not spectacular, but not awful - you can guess the ending 20 minutes into the movie, but still worth watching if you're bored. Good acting - especially the female role, who I thought at first was Helen Hunt! Never heard of this actress before but sshe was good. Unique story line.
I almost liked it just based on the offbeat feel of the movie and its attempt to confuse me as the story plays out but when I wanted it to really throw me for a loop it didn't and plays out like you think. Pat Healy is great as his oddball character and Taylor Schilling is sexy but that couldn't make me like the movie overall.