STARING: MARY McCORMACK, RORY COCHRANE, AND SCOTTY WAYD JR. AS TIMMY
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY: CHRIS GORAK
RUN TIME: 96min
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Right At Your Door, is a compelling drama set in post 9-11, Los Angeles. The film has some very impressive acting on the parts of Mary McCormack and Rory Cochrane, however Scotty Wayd Jr. phoned it in.
The story begins as Lexi (Mary McCormack), and her husband Brad (Rory Cochrane) wake up on a normal hectic shitty workday. Lexi, has a tight schedule as she’s in a hurry to hit the freeways and beat the morning traffic… Written in true Hollywood slacker style, Brad is currently unemployed and needs to stay home to make some calls. (smoke weed and play Guitar Hero)
Lucky for us we don’t see too much of that as the action starts off very fast and heavy. Coming over the radio (in real-time) we hear that Los Angeles has been hit with 3 conventional bio-weapon bombs. Brad of course goes after Lexi, as he gets deeper into the city he begins to see that the Police have got the city totally locked down, and anyone trying to leave the blast zone’s are arrested or shot if they do not comply. As Brad earlier reacted on pure adrenaline he finally decides to get back home as the radio news is urging everyone to take shelter from the smoke and fallout.
At this point the film starts to get a little predictable. After sealing up the house Lexi somehow manages to come back, Brad of course is afraid to let her in as she’s been exposed to the fallout. Shock settles into frustration as the uncomfortable situation plays on the two characters. Lexi’s behavior starts to really interfere with the viewer having any empathy for her, as her careless actions start to really get annoying and begin to put other peoples lives in jeopardy. However just when you think this story is predictable and about to loose all credibility the predictable falls on its ass, there’s a great twist ending that I didn’t see coming, even when I knew to expect one, Intense film! The realistic drama is at times very surreal. I recommend this film for adults only. Overall this film is a classic in the vein of a Alfred Hitchcock or Rod Serling Twilight Zone episode.