Locked Down (2020)

Directed by Doug Liman

Starring Anne Hathaway, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ben Kingsley, Ben Stiller

This would be the second film I have seen that displays the pandemic in the story. Little details like the lines and people buying a lot of toilet paper served as a look at life while dealing with Covid-19.

The story is about this couple that was about to end their relationship and suddenly is stuck together because of lockdown. As they try to survive the time in lockdown other complications arrive that forces them to work together.

This is what movies in the pandemic are gonna be like. A lot of Zoom scenes among other things. I don’t mind telling stories and be real about the pandemic. But this means that the dialogue has to be something special, sadly I did not feel that in this story. I found the movie a bit boring and sometimes it felt like it had a lo unscripted moments that did not work. The actors did what they could but it was not enough to save a two-hour film. It was a comedy film with a heist as a twist, but I did not find it funny nor the planning or what led them to the heist interesting. Once the heist started it got interesting, to see if they could pull it off, but it still felt too slow.

Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor, as I said, did what they could and gave good performances but the movie was just not good enough. Ben Kingsley, and other known actors make good short appearances.

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