Monday, May 28, 2012

96 Minutes DVD Review

'96 Minutes' DVD Review, Written by: Karen Benardello People are often so wrapped up in their own existence that it often takes a tragedy to make them recognize the pain others are going through. Their lives, which can inadvertently change at any moment, can ultimately be determined by the choices that other people make. This important lesson is emotionally and clearly evident in the new thriller ‘96 Minutes,’ which New Yorkers can now buy on DVD through Amazon. ‘96 Minutes’ follows four young people who inadvertently become involved in a carjacking, which leads to horrifying, irreversible results. The thriller intercuts between the carjacking and the beginning of each of the four character’s day, showing who they are, where they came from and how they ended up in the car together. The characters include Carley (played by Brittany Snow), a 21-year-old smart college student who’s determined to please her absentee parents. Dre (portrayed by Evan Ross) is a bright 17-year-old high school student who grew up in a crime-infested neighborhood, but strives to do whatever it takes to survive and create a better life for himself. Lena (played by Christian Serratos) is a young college senior struggling to find her place in the world as she transitions into adulthood. Kevin (portrayed by L. Michael Trautmann) is a neglected 15-year-old living in the same neighborhood as Dre, and is looking to find a place in the neighborhood that has forgotten him. Filmmaker Aimee Lagos, who is making her feature directorial and writing debut with ‘96 Minutes,’ deserves credit for wanting to create a movie that showcases the strong divide among class lines. The thriller effectively showcases that people from all classes and races at times feel pain and isolation, no matter what background they come from. To continue reading this review, please click here.

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