Survival Thriller ‘Alone’ Can’t Get It Together

Alice Oscura – Featured Writer

Warning: Minor Spoilers Ahead

Alone is a thriller directed by John Hyams and stars actress Jules Willcox (Netflix’s Bloodline) as Jessica. She is a grief-stricken widow who leaves the city to seek solace in what looks like the wilderness. So she packs up her U-Haul and sets off on a road trip.

There’s not much that I can say about this movie but, I am going to try for you guys.

When you’re waiting at a traffic light and the guy begging for money starts approaching…

Wilcox’s acting is so stiff and impersonal, despite the few crying sessions that we get when she sees something that reminds her of her deceased husband. It seems forced and there is absolutely no emotional connection with the character on any level, not even when she is running for her life from a maniac.

Nameless psycho man (Marc Menchaca) looks like a creepy version of Ned Flanders from The Simpsons and is so repulsive it isn’t funny. The way that he speaks is an irritant and there are scenes in the movie when he is given way too much dialogue. One particular tirade lasts almost ten minutes while our female lead hides in some reeds with the rain pouring. Seriously, so unnecessary and makes the villain look less intimidating.

I would say ‘hidley ho’ but you’re not being very neighbourly…

It is ridiculously hard to root for the survival of the lead when you do not really care what happens to them. The movie painstakingly drags on for the most part, and the gratuitous payback comes literally in the last few minutes of the film. I considered that I had to go through a lot in order to see nameless man get his comeuppance from our heroine.

While this one had great potential of being a survivalist-type thriller due to flawed dialogue, shoddy editing, and mediocre acting you end up with a movie that is just violent with no substance.

That cold sore is getting pretty bad. You should probably put something on it

There is really not much more than I can say because it was just bad folks! Stay clear of this one. And remember, I bit the bullet for you guys!

Alice’s Score: 2 out of 10

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39AFB96D-4DEF-4DED-8DFE-3400E758CE9B Dark Alice has an old soul and a curious mind. I believe that anyone can be a hero and that the good guys should always win! I dislike cruelty to animals and think that they have far superior qualities to humans. My motto is there is no future without the past. I also have a weird penchant for Paranormal TV shows even though the slightest sound makes me jump.

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