DARK PLACES (2015)
A film by Gilles Paquet-Brenner
Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Charlize Theron, Christina Hendricks
Libby Day’s (Charlize Theron) day family has been slaughter by her brother Ben (Corey Stoll) who was found guilty and put to jail. 30 years later Lily need money she is living on her inheritance and the little money deal from her book. She meets Nicholas Hoult as the self-made detective who has this club of bunch of amateur investigator who is trying to dig in because they believe that her brother is innocent. She began to find twist and turn and few surprise that will surprise her.
From the best seller author of Gone Girl Gillian Flynn Dark Places has the same theme that tone girl. Here is a girl who has witness the slaughter of her family and has a key witness she denounce her brother who goes to jail. 30 years later Libby has some demons inside of her that she can’t shake off. The story is told in a form of flashback from time to time. It is a dark tableau where poverty reign. The desperate life of the abuse of her father toward her mother and her sisters and of the abandonment of the mother before the slaughter. The tension is building in the film as the story moves along. Libby here is an emotional train wreck profiting of the public obsession while mocking her fans. Her brother has one fan told her is kind draws and reads she advise her to go see him but Libby resisted. Until one day she goes to see him and see a different bother from back in the day. He has changed. She did not except that. I do not want to reveal too much but she finds later there is more than meet the eye here. I like that the fact she has a cap on for most part of the film, she is reserved, distant with other people. As the investigate more toward the end she does not wear it any more like the demons are lifted from her shoulders. Like she does not have hide any more. Great film from the French director Gilles Paquet-Brenner who is mostly going to make more after this film. His career is on go mode.