RECLAIM

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THE PLOT THUS FAR

A desperate American couple discovers all is not what it seems when they uncover a high-stakes underground scam while traveling abroad. To expose the truth and get back to the U.S., they must risk their lives to save their daughter.

WHAT WE THOUGHT

“Reclaim” is a film about how adoption only works for the Kents. Basically, if you go overseas to adopt a kid, you’re probably going to get ripped off. So, cute white couple decides they’re going to fight the system and rescue their newly adopted daughter. There’s a ton of twists that fly around willy-nilly and we’re expected to accept something like a David Mamet rip-off. Seriously, what allowed this film to happen? What’s going on with John Cusack slumming it in these movies now? Does someone have pictures of that dude in a compromising position?

Human-trafficking and adoption equate this weird fear that must permeate through gated communities in the upper middle class. Ryan Phillippe works his ass off to make this film work, but it’s just not happening. Cusack and Weaver run circles around the main characters in a way that almost made me think that the movie was going to end in a super dark fashion. But, this movie wants the good guys to win in a way that defeats all sense of logic. What the hell was up with Luis Guzman living? That pissed me off way more than the kid living in “War of the Worlds”. I can see people enjoying the movie in a desire to laugh at the stupidity. That being said, I feel dumber for having seen it. It’s rare to hit that point, but that happens with every couple of films.

The Blu-Ray comes with a Digital HD copy, commentary, deleted/extended scenes, featurettes and a music video as the special features. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to the curious.

RELEASE DATE: 11/18/2014

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