February 16, 2013


Craig Zobel, 2012


A quick watch of a film based on true events. A man calls into a fast food restaurant and tells the manager that he is a police officer. He tells the manager that one of the employees is suspected of a crime and he needs her help in the investigation.

The film feels original. The beginning is loaded with grainy close-ups of various restaurant decor and greasy food. Throughout the film you hear dreary classical music playing that only adds to the disturbing tone of the film. There are many layers to the caller's perversions and he continues to go deeper and deeper with every request that actually gets answered.

The acting was impressive. Ann Dowd, who played the manager Sandra, was particularly good. Her character was proud, sensitive, and committed to her job. She was heavy-hearted enough that it left her with a certain vulnerability that the caller ultimately preyed upon.


  1. Isn't this based on a true story? I thought the movie was "good" in the fact that it made me feel something(uncomfortable). That being said I fast forwarded through the last half hour because I wanted to see how it ended. I didn't need to keep seeing her be "tortured" for another 20 minutes.

  2. Yeah it was based on a true story. I was surprised with how good it was.