Main Plot Points:
- A suspicious car accident leaves Joshua and Emma’s daughter in a coma. Josh’s word unravels when Emma blames him for the accident and becomes more angry upon discovering he had an affair with an office colleague (Eliza Dushku).
- Ostracized from his wife and family and helpless in the face of his daughter’s condition, Josh sinks into a deep depression. When Josh begins to receive mysterious signs from his comatose daughter providing clues to the true cause of the accident, he wonders: Is his daughter really communicating telepathically… or is he going mad?
What We Thought:
- Locked In has sat around for years and there’s good reason for that, it’s not very good. In fact, it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.
- You can tell when they were making this they thought they were making some great, surprise packed and twist-y film, but in reality, it doesn’t work. There’s not enough to it to really have an impact.
- The film is sort of an urban legend in Boston film. I work in Boston film and this is a movie that gets talked about because it got made so long ago. Seriously, it was made 4-5 years ago. Budget cuts pushed it around and everyone talks about that Eliza Dushku/Ben Barnes movie, whatever happened to it, did it ever get released? Well now it’s on DVD.
- They were really going for that over lapping story/flashbacks/Donnie Darko-esque vibe and it didn’t pan out. It’s a shame because if the actors were given more, it might have worked.
- I mean you do have a little girl in a hospital and crazy phone calls and Barnes trying to put the pieces together, but there’s just not enough there. It really wants to be smart, but it doesn’t get there.
- Locked In (which previously went by Valediction) is a movie that probably shouldn’t have seen the light of day. Sure you want to make back some of your investment and maybe you get something in return on DVD, but the movie just isn’t good.
- Boston Film Festival Premiere
Notable Cast & Crew:
- Ben Barnes
- Eliza Dushku
- Sarah Roemer
Recommended if You Like:
- Donnie Darko Type Films
- Ben Barnes
- Movies in Boston