Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Right At Your Door plays through the real-life scenario of a dirty bomb being used in an urban area and in this case, Los Angeles.

Brad (Rory Cochrane), an out of work musician, shares a house with his wife, Lexi (Mary McCormack), who leaves for work in down town L.A. leaving her husband at home when a dirty bomb explodes as he is listening to the radio and it is interupted by an emergency broadcast.

Brad attempts to phone his wife to no avail and decides to drive into town to try and find her but the area has been sealed off and he is forced to return home where he is told by the radio to seal off the house to prevent contamination from fallout.

The film is well executed and demonstrates the emotions of being caught up in a disaster with the overidding concern of a loved one taking precedence over your own safety.

As Brad fears the worst for his wife and seals himself into the house, he is told on the radio that contaminated people that have escaped the blast radius should not be allowed into houses that have been safe-guarded.

Following further failed attempts at contacting his wife, she makes a dramatic appearance at their house and Brad must make the decision to let her in and risk contaminating himself or keeping her outside and hoping that medical teams can help her.

Right At Your Door is an nicely directed debut by writer Chris Gorak although there are minor quibbles with the script in terms of anachronistic dialogue and plot-pivoting storylines.

Nevertheless, it shows promise as a film and it will be interesting what comes next in his work.
Worth watching when it hits your TV screens.

I would give this movie 6.7 sealed windows out of 10.



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