Imagine going to work every single day, taking calls from strangers, and being their one connection to saving them or assisting them in an emergency. That is exactly the job that veteran 911 operator, Jordan Turner (Halle Berry) has. One day, after taking a life-changing call from a teenager (Abigail Breslin) that’s been kidnapped, realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl’s life.
Director Brad Anderson (The Machinist) is a master at really giving you an inside look at the character’s mind. As a parent, the premise of the movie terrifies me. I’d definitely want someone strong and adept to be on the other side of that phone call. However, as a movie enthusiast, I’m interested to see just how much we see of the dynamic between Jordan and the killer. In thrillers, that always fascinates me… the why, the inner workings of the characters. Like, why is Jordan a dedicated 911 operator? Why is she so determined to catch this guy? Why is the killer out again? Why is he killing? Anderson is great at really making sure you see the whole story, not just the surface.
I love that Halle is playing such a strong character, and not a weak damsel in distress that you so often see in films. When I first saw the trailer, I was immediately intrigued. A strong female character who plays the heroine in a thriller! How awesome is that. Watch for this sure to be a nail biter coming March 15th.
Disclosure: This is a compensated campaign with the Niche Mommy Network and Conference. However, all opinions are 100% my own.