Hidden in Plain Sight Review
Hidden in Plaiin Sight (2019)
Dramatic suspense movies are always thrilling, but I especially enjoy them when they add the twist of a cat and mouse type chase. This movie delivered what I expected; the anger driven but calculated ego-maniac ex-boyfriend versus the frightened and anxiety driven victim trying to pull strength from wherever she can to survive. I find it to be a delightful formula, and this film executed it very well.
Hidden In Plain Sight (2019) is directed by Stacia Crawford and written by Jed Seidel. It stars Victoria Barabas, Gino Anthony Pesi and Jack Fisher. A young woman named Anna (Victoria Barabas) is hiding away in a small town with her young son, Danny (Jack Fisher). She faked her death and changed her identity while on the run from her extremely abusive and controlling ex boyfriend Nick (Gino Anthony Pesi). Unfortunately for Anna, the past caught up with her.
This movie was actually better than I expected. One thing that really stood out to me throughout the movie was the way they told the story through flashbacks. I really enjoy this method, and I think it is especially effective when the transition between the past and the current events seem to speak to each other through shared plot points. This film executed this method skillfully.
The overall pace of the movie felt great too. There were no slow moments. There was always something happening which seems to me is essential in a suspense drama. If I had to find something to critique, it would have to be the kid. He just wasn’t a very believable actor. Most of his dialog was questions, and he asked every question in the exact same whiny tone. He was a little annoying to me.
I would recommend this movie to anyone who likes a good suspense movie, or to anyone that just wants to see a good solid film and have a great time.