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I expected nothing out of this movie. This was a straight to DVD title starring the less then adequate Ali Larter. I figured at best I would get a film that could pass a couple of hours before I went to bed. Instead, what I found was a film filled with intrigue and mystery, murder, and a plot that seems as though it could have came out of the New York Times. I’m not shocked often, but this title blew me away.
The main character is thankfully not Ali Larter. The main character is a kid named Eugene Boyd that you may remember from such classics as 8 Mile and Demon Island. However, the NBC Heroes fans among us will surely recognize both Larter and Boyd. Nevertheless, I am not sure if Boyd was intended to be the main character, but he certainly stole the show.
Basically, Boyd was a genius. He was a computer programmer who had his whole future on silver platter. He was 18 years old and driving Mercedes and BMW’s. He was turning down full ride scholarships to Ivy league schools left and right. He was on the brink of making billions in the dot com world. However, his partner screwed him, took all the credit for his software and left him broke and penniless.
Now, several years later Boyd has and understandable chip on his shoulders. His mom has just been laid off of her job and she is not doing well. Boyd has to get a job to take care of his mom and he goes to the guy who screwed him with his tail between his legs. His ex-partner feeling guilty, gives him a crap job. Little does anyone know Boyd has a much bigger plan.
Boyd has a secret project in the works called “The Confess Project”. In a nutshell, he goes around wiretapping the offices of Senators and corporate CEO’s. He then broadcast’s their evil doing on the web for all to see. However, he just doesn’t stop with wiretapping. He gets into outright kidnapping, and then he interviews the people and broadcasts that on the net. Now why would anyone possibly be upset with that?
You already know where this is leading….The government wants him dead, other techies want him dead, basically it turns into a whole mystery and intrigue film at this point. Remember the Ali Larter chick I mentioned earlier? She doesn’t play much of a role other then being the journalist that investigates the whole thing. 
This movie was just gripping. I had no intention of getting into it as intensely as I did. This movie just sucked me in. It had surprising good acting, and one hell of a plot. I don’t understand how legitimately good movies like this get shafted straight to DVD, and crap like Prairie Home Companion has a theatrical release. That’s just life I guess. This movie has a very mysterious, cerebral element to it. So rather then garnish with beer, I would garnish this with a good bourbon over rocks.
Added: Tuesday, August 07, 2007
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