Cast: Adrien Brody, Caroline Dhavernas, Jacob Blair, Adrian Holmes, Ryan Robbins, Lloyd Adams, Adrian G. Griffiths
Written By: Christopher Dodd
Directed By: Michael Greenspan
Running Time: 1 hour, 31 minutes
Release Date: October 15, 2010 (Abu Dhabi Film Festival); April, 2011 (U.S.A)
MPAA Rating: R
A man awakens in the passenger seat of a wrecked car in the middle of nowhere. He has no idea who he is, or how he got there. While piecing together sparse clues and memory flashes, he has to try and sort out fact from fantasy and fear.
Oh, and did I mention he’s badly injured, and trying to survive in the elements?
Adrien’s Role: “Man”
This man is the only living character on screen for about 90% of this film. So, to say a lot depended on Brody’s performance is an understatement.
He fully holds your attention. Even in a movie like this, where the progress is subtle and slow, he keeps it from being boring. With a lesser actor, it may have been.
As with The Experiment, Wrecked is hard to watch at times. Adrien’s character goes through so much physical and mental suffering, and there’s nothing else going on to distract the viewer. Your focus is always on this man and his misery. He sells the pain so well with his physicality and expressions, it will bring a tear to your eye.
Movie in General: 6/10
Brody Performance: 8/10