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Australia  •    •  80m  •    •  Directed by: Glenn Triggs.  •  Starring: Chris Gibson, Dafna Kronental, David Macrae, Shane Lee, Keith Gordon, Nick Antoniades, Menik Gooneratne, Glen Hancox, Robert Plazek, Warwick Leeson, Matt Young, Lauren Wade, Anne Cordiner.  •  Music by: Heath Brown.
      Young guy accidentally kills his ex-girlfriend in an auto accident. In the hospital he hears of a room 41 at a local motel. Dropping into a hole in the floor takes him back 12 hours. He then tries to prevent the accident that killed the girl.

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This is an amateur film and parts of it are good, but for the most part it is still very amateur. Perhaps the best aspect is the directing and editing, which are probably good enough for mainstream film, but nothing amazing. The editing was well done, but again, fairly standard. Like any amateur film the acting ranges from reasonable to bad, but that's not exactly the directors fault given the limited budget.

By far the biggest problem is the script which at times is quite poor, most noticeably when attempting to pose deep, metaphysical questions. At times I could hear the voice of the director speaking through his actors, and this sounded inept. In amateur film the scripting and plot are perhaps the only things not really held back by a restricted budget, and unfortunately neither aspect was that good. The film failed to evolve a coherent sense of empathy for the main protagonist, it feigned emotion more than produced any and nothing ever really became that interesting or exciting. Some characters, most noticeably the cops, were little more than 2-bit cliché's, and there were quite a few moments which were unnecessary, melodramatic and time-wasting.

Having said that it's not unwatchable and as amateur film goes it's probably one of the better ones. But the director, in my opinion, is not ready to make feature length titles and needs to develop his abilities further, especially his screen-writing and scripting if he wants to write his own material. On the positive, however, I have seen Hollywood films that annoyed me far more and that's saying something.


Review by Cathex from the Internet Movie Database.