Director: Adam Schindler
Writers: T.J. Cimfel, David White
Cast: Beth Riesgraf, Rory Culkin, Leticia Jimenez, Jack Kesy, Timothy T. McKinney
Beautiful Anna (Beth Riesgraf) lives with her brother who is bed-ridden and dying from cancer, until one night, in which he passes away. She is left with an amount of money that so large that she tries to give some of it to the young and kind deliveryman (Rory Culkin), who refuses it. When it is time to go to her brother's funeral, she does not attend it and instead stays home, which saddens her, deeply. But, that is the least of her problems as three men looking for the aforementioned money break into her house. They thought she would be at the funeral, so are surprised to find her in the house. They soon discover that she suffers from a crippling case of agoraphobia, fear of the outside. So much so that even when she has the chance to escape she doesn't. Thus, she is trapped in the house by them, but they have underestimated her.
The other major draw is the acting. Our villains are suitably despicable, in vary degrees throughout the film. They play their roles with the right amount of menace. Meanwhile, Rory Culkin gives a nuanced performance as Dan the delivery boy and is given a lot to do emotionally.
But, it is the beautiful and talented Beth Riesgraf who gives a tour de force performance, here. She is simply wonderful in the complex role of Anna. Sometimes we fear her, other times we feel for her, then we may feel sorry for her, but mostly we genuinely fear for her well being. We cheer Anna on, even though there is a moral grey area the film hits. It is all so well handled by Riesgraf who gives her everything when doing even the most emotional of scenes, that she just draws and sucks into the film fully.
3.5 out of 4