Trance

Bill I’s Review – 4 out of 5

Reminiscent of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind with its subject of memories lost then regained, it’s a crime thriller that keeps you guessing, so I won’t tell even what most reviews expose. James McEvoy superbly plays a high end art auctioneer that has amnesia so he can’t remember where he stashed the $150M Goya painting to avoid it being grabbed during a heist at a Christies like auction. Rosario Dawson is the hynotherapist he hires to delve into his forgotten threads of memory. Vincent Cassell is the lead thief who alternatively appears inscrutable and ultra violent. Rosario is excellent as someone whose voice can hypnotize most men, not to mention her stunning appearance. There’s a jaw dropping scene when she appears to give James exactly what he wants (remember, I won’t give it away); I almost knocked over my Diet Pepsi. The convoluted exposure at the end helps you understand the plot finally, and keeps you talking and thinking as you leave the theatre. Pay attention and you will enjoy!

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