Wednesday, January 7, 2009

If You Have Netflix ...

You gotta check out this awesome movie Transsiberian that I just watched. It's available for instant viewing on there, just follow this link!

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Without giving too much away, it's about an American couple (Woody Harrelson and Emily Mortimer) having problems with their relationship who decide to board the Trans-Siberian Railway in an effort to smooth things out by embarking on the journey of a lifetime with one another. While on the train, they meet a foreign couple who appear, at least to us, to have something more going on than their friendly smiles suggest. And boy do they ever. The two couples send each other on a drug, murder, deceit, and narcotics agent (Ben Kingsley) filled ride that will forever change all four of them, in varied ways. And that's all i'm at liberty to say!

I'd suggest not even watching this trailer as it gives some stuff away and i'm of the mind that it's better to go into movies without knowing too much about them, but i'll provide it for those who need to see a trailer before they see a movie ....



The movie was directed by Brad Anderson, who you probably know from Session 9 and The Machinist. I'll admit I haven't seen Session 9 in many years but it didn't do much for me when I did see it. I loved The Machinist but didn't care for Anderson's Fear Itself episode, Spooked, which was pure garbage. Needless to say, I was on the fence about him as a director but I now see what all the hoopla is about him. Transsiberian is a hell of a suspenseful and intense thrill ride and I highly recommend ya check it out. Think of it as Hostel for adults!

If you've seen it or get around to seeing it, please leave a comment with your thoughts as i'd love to discuss it more in depth!

"With lies, you may go ahead in the world, but you may never go back."

5 comments:

Brian Churilla said...

I was wondering about this one. Thanks for the suggestion!

thebonebreaker said...

Awesome ~ thanks for the recommendation! I'll be sure to add it to my Instant Queue, and get back to you on it. . .

Johnny said...

Please do! Would like to know what ya think

EyeloveMetal said...

Excellent movie. I always love a movie that takes place outside of the U.S. and this one did not disappoint. I especially enjoyed it cause I know how unsettling it can be sharing a train car with strangers in Europe.. especially a potential mule! Luckily my story ended with the guy being arrested by Holland police in the morning.

Johnny said...

Figured you'd be able to relate to it! When I was watching it, I was thinking that it'd be a movie you'd be into. Glad you liked it!