Rupture: Movie Review

I am so often disappointed by small, independent films that I find it noteworthy when I come across one I approve of wholeheartedly.

So I recommend ‘Rupture’.  It’s not what I would call a perfect film, but perfection is often boring and hidebound, and this certainly isn’t that.

A single mother interacts with her young son, unaware that her home is filled with secret cameras and strangers follow her car.  After she drops off the child with her estranged ex-husband, she is abducted and taken to a bizarre facility by inappropriately genial and empathetic captors… and things get weirder from there.

I particularly appreciate the use of color to create tension and atmosphere – really well done.  I didn’t feel the musical background was always used well – too much heavy-handed dissonance can draw a viewer out of the experience if there’s no obvious reason to feel tension in a scene, so going to that well too early in the film is a mistake.  But it’s a small matter, and I only care because I enjoyed the movie enough to nitpick.

‘Rupture’ is unrated, and must have had a very limited distribution, but it can likely be found at various streaming services and temporarily at Redbox kiosks.

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