TRESPASS (2011)

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Release Date: October 14, 2011

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Nicole Kidman,
Ben Mendelsohn, Liara
Liberato, Cam Gigandet, Dash
Mihok, Jordana Spiro

Genre: Thriller

Audience: Older teenagers and adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 91 minutes

Distributor: Millennium Entertainment

Director: Joel Schumacher

Executive Producer: Trevor Short, Avi Lerner, Boaz
Davidson, Danny Dimbort

Producer: Irwin Winkler, David Winkler,
Rene Besson

Writer: Karl Gajdusek

Address Comments To:

Bill Lea, CEO, Millennium Entertainment
5900 Wilshire Blvd., 18th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: (310) 893-6289; Fax: (323) 937-0934
Website: www.millenniumentertainment.me; Email: info@millenniumentertainment.me

Content:

(B, LLL, VVV, S, N, A, DD, MM) Light moral worldview where a huge crisis ultimately brings a family together, but there are tensions within the movie’s main family that boil over and between two criminal brothers who invade the other family’s home to rob it; about 139 mostly strong obscenities, five strong profanities and five light profanities; some very strong violence include people shot point blank, shots of man burning to death but he may already be dead, intense fighting, would-be robbers hold wife and teenage daughter at gunpoint and knifepoint, threats of violence, man shoots security guard dead, girl deliberately crashes car into tree to knock out kidnapper, villain’s feet are deliberately nailed to floor by nail gun; no sex scenes but man walks up to married woman and kisses her suddenly, husband fears wife has had an affair with a man and movie implies that may have happened but husband’s fears prove to be unfounded, plus teenage boy tries makes seductive suggestion to teenage girl but she walks away and rebuffs him; upper male nudity as shots of man coming out of pool are repeated once or twice; alcohol use; brief smoking, teenage boy snorts cocaine in front of teenage girl but she leaves in disgust, female robber is clearly a drug addict, and robber talks about selling marijuana or pot and having a large pot delivery stolen from him, but the movie represents drug dealing and drug use as clearly bad things; and, home invasion, attempted robbery, husband and wife hide things from one another, teenage girl sneaks out of house to go with forbidden friend to forbidden party, intense family tensions are not resolved until the end, and husband makes apparent questionable decisions that may put his family in danger with robbers but he’s probably right when he says the robbers plan to kill them anyway.

Summary:

TRESPASS is a poorly conceived and executed thriller about a rich married couple with a teenage daughter battling four would-be robbers who’ve invaded their fancy home. TRESPASS is too shrill and somewhat silly and contains a large amount of strong foul language, though the tensions within the main family are eventually resolved in a positive way.

Review:

TRESPASS is a frenetic, often shrill thriller with unappealing characters, some corny dialogue, and silly plot twists. The characters are all over the place, though the actors try hard. An extreme abundance of strong foul language doesn’t help the movie’s somewhat positive pro-family message.

The movie stars Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman as a rich married couple having some unexplained problems. Kyle Miller, a diamond merchant, comes home one night to their new home, but he’s still preoccupied with an important deal. His wife, Sarah, is a little upset, but Kyle still says he has to leave again for an important meeting to close the deal.

It shortly becomes clear that Kyle’s hiding something in his safe from Sarah. Meanwhile, their teenage daughter, Avery, is whining because her parents won’t let her go to a party with her trouble-making female friend.

Avery sneaks out of the house to meet her friend. Then, just as Kyle is about to leave for his meeting, three masked men and a masked woman burst into the house. They demand Kyle open the safe where he supposedly has some diamonds. Thus begins a wild evening of threats, violence, tension, unexpected twists, and uncovered secrets.

TRESPASS has a lot of shrill drama. Some of the plot twists are interesting, but others are kind of ridiculous, like a bad horror movie. The criminal characters assaulting the house are unbelievable, and unbelievably stupid. Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman seem to try hard, but things spiral out of control. Several lines of dialogue are unintentionally funny. Finally, although the tensions within the Miller family are resolved positively, TRESPASS has an extraordinary amount of foul language – especially for what is really only a 90-minute movie. It also has some extreme, intense violence. This content and some rebuked drug references warrant extreme caution for this ill-conceived thriller, TRESPASS.

In Brief:

TRESPASS stars Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman as Kyle and Sarah Miller, a rich married couple having some unexplained problems. One night, their rebellious teenage daughter sneaks out of the house to attend a forbidden party. Then, just as Kyle is about to leave for an urgent business meeting, three masked men and a masked woman burst into the house. They demand Kyle open the safe where he supposedly has some diamonds. Thus begins a wild evening of threats, violence, tension, unexpected twists, and uncovered secrets.

TRESPASS has a lot of shrill drama. Some of the plot twists are interesting, but others are kind of ridiculous, like a bad horror movie. Also, the criminal characters assaulting the house are unbelievable, and unbelievably stupid. Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman seem to try hard, but things spiral out of control. Several lines of dialogue are unintentionally funny. Finally, although the tensions within the Miller family are resolved in a positive fashion, TRESPASS has an extraordinary amount of strong foul language. It also has some extreme, intense violence. This content and some rebuked drug references warrant extreme caution for this ill-conceived thriller, TRESPASS.