Friday, 5 July 2013

No One Will Know (2012)

Ben Bledsoe and Kelly Curran after a morning fuck in No One Will Know (2012).

At a glance:
No one will know we're following Hitchcock, right?
The tagline says not even those closest to you know the truth and the movie title is No One Will Know but everyone knows this movie, alright. Murder mystery by numbers. If you've caught this recent Osiris Entertainment DVD release, then you've revisited just about every genre cliche there is in the book. You can read about director Raj Reddy and how the "major influences were Hitchcock films, particularly Psycho, and Christopher Nolan’s Following. David Fincher’s film The Game also was an influence." You still here?
Bad news on the doorstep:

All too familiar, without bringing something fresh to the table. Some rather shallow performances with some very uninspired angles. Generic suspense music and there's a very odd track in the beginning that makes it feel like we're watching The O.C. or One Tree Hill.
Perennial wonderment:
It's not gonna end well, is it?
Sometimes I think that people who fail to convey the desperation or fear in movie characters have little understanding of what makes a person commit murder, adultery etc. I often think about how the presence of just one experienced or more intelligent person on set can make things better and point people in the right direction.
Reminds me of:
A lowbrow indie about a young couple trying to hide a fresh corpse under the floorboards of their living hall throughout their engagement party? I kept being reminded of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope and the Edgar Allan Poe short story I read as a kid, The Tell-Tale Heart. Well whaddya know, those two are precisely what writer Logan Leikam said the movie was inspired from.
Amacam joker, berapa bintang lu mau kasi?
A competent and flawed attempt but from the behind-the-scene stills, the crew must've had some fun at least. I believe what broke it for me was that there's little to like about the lead pair. Better luck next time.★★
Bonus material:
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Ben Bledsoe and Jesse Draper