Friday, January 14, 2011

Stolen (2009) R - 3½ Stars

Based on a true story, aka, The Boy in The Box, Stolen starts out really slow. So slow and with poor acting of the opening character Hamm, it almost lost my attention. However, if you can stay with it, the story finally develops and embraces you with the touching side to the tragic lose of a child. The story travels back and forth to 1958 with the loss of another young boy in the same area. Lucas, from the past, gives a much more compelling performance giving it a suspenseful "who done it," until the very end. I found myself caring more for his character.

Detective Tom Adkins, Sr., (Jon Hamm), life is changed when his 10 year old son Tommy goes missing at a 4th of July festival at the local park. Panicking, Adkins pulls out all the stops to help find his son. But eight years later, he is still unable to face his loss and it's taking a toll on his marriage to Barbara (Rhona Mitra). 

Construction workers at a local sight, uncover a wooden box containing the remains of small child and Adkins is called to the scene to see if it might be his child. When the remains are determined to be over 50 years old, Detective Adkins remains dedicated to solving the mystery behind both cases, while trying to save the whats left of his sanity and marriage. Also starring Matthew Wakefield, (Josh Lucas), Diploma, (James Van Der Beek), John Wakefield, (Jimmy Bennett), and Lea Adkins, (Joanna Cassidy).

Code Entertainment, 2 Bridges Productions, A2 Entertainment Group, Boy in the Box
Director: Anders Anderson
Writer: Glenn Taranto
Producers: Al Corley, Eugene Musso, Anders Anderson
I viewed 12/10

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