PLUS ONE (2013)

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FROM THE BACK OF THE BOX:

Three college friends hit the biggest party of the year, where a mysterious phenomenon disrupts the night, quickly descending into a chaos that challenges their friendships — and whether they can stay alive.

FROM THE BACK OF MY BRAIN:

“Plus One” isn’t a DVD that I would normally watch. That being said, it was interesting to see a college movie about friends watching duplicates of themselves carrying on independently. The blackouts and bio feedback stuff is interesting, but I was left distracting more times than not. I feel that the suspense issue would’ve held up had the acting been stronger. But, I guess lackluster acting helps to create the illusion of a youthful environment.

I would be lying if I didn’t admit that the nudity held my interest in this movie. It wasn’t a major part of the movie, but it helped to keep my interest when everything started going all second-rate Carruth on me. The multiple timelines aspect is fun, but we never got going with it. I’m an active audience member and I want to enjoy the questions that the narrative asks of me. Quit setting shit up and then backing off it once things are interesting. Heavy and real science fiction is a rare sight these days and I embrace what I can find. That being said, it still needs to follow the same basic demands that I ask of any fiction. Be relevant, be focused and be interesting.

The DVD comes with commentary, featurettes, interviews and a trailer. The standard definition transfer was much clearer than I expected. However, the Dolby 5.1 track had a lot of stepped upon dialogue with a lack of definition in the back channels. It’s not the worst, but it stood out. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to the curious.

RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!

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