Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Dakota Skye (2008)
IMDb plot summary: Dakota Skye has a super power. For as long as she can remember, she has been cursed with the ability to see the truth in any lie she hears. Now seventeen, Dakota has become apathetic towards life - until her boyfriend's best friend Jonah arrives and catches her eye.
Parts of me wishes this coming-of-age story with a sci-fi twist was a little heavier on the sci-fi and less on the coming-of-age, but overall it's a pretty solid flick. It manages to hit on some pretty good points about trust and truth and being willing to take risks without seeming cliched or preachy. I could have done without the voiceover narration, and the actress playing the best friend made me wince whenever she was on screen, but overall it was a decent indie movie, though I'm not sure it will stick with me long. 3 stars.
Flickchart: #815 out of 1987, below The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly and above Million Dollar Baby.
Buy it from Amazon.