Just watched LOCKED DOWN starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Anne Hathaway, both playing a couple that have drifted apart and are feeling trapped with each other, in lockdown in the same house during the current pandemic.
I don't know why this movie was slated with its ratings. In my humble opinion it happens to be one of the most underrated new movies ever.
During the course of its 2hr runtime I and my better half felt the content was so relatable.
I'm not just talking about the background with the empty London streets and traffic less roads, I'm talking about the strong writing which is brought to life by a talented lead couple that really perform their lines with so much passion, emotion and devotion that makes their characters true to life. Their crumbling mental health, lowered self esteem and marginal hope for a better future is all put on display.
They discuss the past & the present, they hold secrets from one another, tell lies to each other, go through a perpetual cycle of make up and break up until fate unites them for one last act where they finish the movie doing something together.
It reminded me of THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (another one of my all time favourite movies) that runs on the same sort of fuel - the first half is completely pointless but so watchable & intriguing and then during the second half, the male and female leads come together for a moment that unites them.
Not everyone will get it, you need a brain & a heart for this kind of movie, and to those that do share both those prerequisites, you will admire it for what it is - different - 10/10