Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Thoughtcrimes (2003)

IMDb plot summary: Freya McAllister suddenly starts hearing voices in her head. She is diagnosed as a violent schizophrenic and committed to a mental hospital. One night Dr Michael Welles arrives telling Freya that her voices are the thoughts of everyone around her. He teaches her to turn her telepathic powers into a powerful gift.
Directed by Breck Eisner. Starring Navi Rawat, Joe Flanigan, Peter Horton, and Joe Morton.

While I was looking around for info on this movie, I found something that said that it was originally made as a TV pilot but then the network passed on it so they decided to air it as a movie. That makes total sense, because I just kept thinking, "This is a really fun TV movie." It's not a great film by any means -- it's silly and overacted -- but it's an interesting premise, and Freya is a great character, even if her transformation to where she is at the end is a little unbelievable. I really enjoy stories that look at superhero-type powers and think about what that would really be like, and this movie explores that in some interesting ways. It's definitely more enjoyable than it is good.

2.5 stars.

How it entered my Flickchart:
Thoughtcrimes > Two for the Money
Thoughtcrimes < Eat Pray Love
Thoughtcrimes < Crazy Heart
Thoughtcrimes < Aliens
Thoughtcrimes > Checking Out
Thoughtcrimes < Inland Empire
Thoughtcrimes < Cypher
Thoughtcrimes > Outbreak
Thoughtcrimes < Captains Courageous
Thoughtcrimes > When Strangers Click
Final spot: #1086 out of 2345.

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