Monday, April 14, 2014

Compliance - Movie Review

           It’s the start of another night at ChickWich, a fast food restaurant.  The manager of the outlet, Sandra, is concerned that they lost a lot of bacon because the refrigerator was left open.   As a result, the workers would only be allowed to use two pieces of bacon on any sandwich that was ordered.  

           Of course there are bigger problems coming tonight.  A police officer, Officer Daniels, calls in and says that Becky, one one of the employees, has stolen money from a woman’s purse.  He had already spoken to the regional manager about this and something had to be done.  The money must be found. 

            Much of the events are based on a true story of a McDonald’s in the UK and other fast food chains as well.  It was a prank phone call and by the end of the night, most of the employees would be harmed in some way.  Becky would be harmed the most, since she was forced to be strip searched, among other things.  

            I could see people watching this movie and wonder how people can be so gullible to fall for this prank.  No one calling the police just to see if this was for real and seeing if an officer Daniels even exists.  No one questioning anything when the officer demands that that the manager and an employee strip-search Becky.   

            I watched this movie and felt very angry.  It’s awful to think that people have nothing better to do with their lives than to pull such a stupid and rotten prank on people.  That fact that the movie was based on actual events just made me even angrier.  

            I think there are times when we want to be entertained by a movie.  Compliance won’t be one of them.  I didn’t feel any tension about the prank and what it led to.  Just anger that this can actually happen.  It’s scary, sad, and pathetic.  Can’t give this movie more than two stars.  

Ron Hummer

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