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Anna

2013

Action / Drama / Mystery / Sci-Fi / Thriller

6.5

Synopsis

In the near future or an alternate reality, there are memory detectives, people who have the ability to enter other people's electronically-aided memories. They often are used to resolve psychological conflicts, and sometimes to exonerate someone from a crime. John was at one time the top in this field, but he has been recovering from the death of his wifey, and a stroke. To get back into work the head of the small firm he works for offers him what is supposed to be a simple job - getting 16-year-old Anna to start eating again. However, the "simple job" turns into his most challenging.

Director

Jorge Dorado

Cast

Mark Strong
as John Washington
Taissa Farmiga
as Anna Greene
Brian Cox
as Sebastian
Saskia Reeves
as Michelle Greene
Richard Dillane
as Robert Greene
Indira Varma
as Judith Morrow
Noah Taylor
as Peter Lundgren

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by SomeMoviesAndMe 4 /10

Atmospheric, but doesn't make much sense

Again: Many spoilers ahead.

At first, I kind of liked this movie - the two lead characters are well played, and so is their relationship as it develops through the meandering memories and the developments in the supposedly real world. It's adequately somber. The twists towards the end were a bit obvious in my opinion - of course she was luring him to the house and setting him up, and of course these were his memories, with the distant guy watching in precisely the way the main character explains at the beginning.

Unfortunately, once you start to think about the plot, it falls apart.

He's a detective, yet he doesn't really look at any of the clues he has taken home (e.g., the yearbook) in any depth until after the case is practically closed. Nice evidence board decoration he had on the wall - he should have perhaps drawn one up for this case too. And when called, he does this oh so old stupid movie mistake of rushing in without telling anybody. When will movie writers finally stop using that?

Her side is even worse. There were signs of her interacting with the outside world, e.g., her drawing of stairs where he believes to have seen her. Was she able to occasionally escape? Apart from that, nothing of her whole back-story was explained; did she or did she not commit any crimes? Had she just been at the wrong place in the wrong time? How much was fabricated by her, how much was honest? What was with that "Mousey" confusion? Who was lying about what now? And finally: If she wanted to be assumed dead to get away from her parents, didn't sending the picture refute that purpose entirely? What is she living on now anyway? If running away was all she wanted, she evidently didn't need this convoluted plan to do so. When our main guy arrived at the house, the doors were already wide open.

I guess you can explain some of those aspects away with "those were just his memories of her memories", but frankly, I think that's just an excuse for a script which was too obsessed with its twists.

Reviewed by claudio_carvalho 6 /10

Good (and Bad) Twists

After the development of the secret experiment of persons with the ability to enter in other people´s memories, the justice system accepts the evidences presented by recognized memory detectives. John Washington (Mark Strong), from the Mindscape Agency, is a former detective that had a stroke two years ago after the death of his beloved wife and is retired. However he needs money and asks his former chief and friend Sebastian (Brian Cox) if he could find a new job. Sebastian offers a simple case of a wealthy teenager, Anna Greene (Taissa Farmiga), who is refusing to eat and to help to make her stop her hunger strike. John learns that Anna is an intelligent girl that lives in a fortress and is monitored by surveillance cameras by her family. Further her stepfather wants to send her to a boarding school, but her mother does not agree. Soon John and Anna bound to each other and John starts his investigation through therapy sessions. As far as John goes deeper, he finds past secrets that may be causing her present behavior. Are his assumptions correct?

"Mindscape", a.k.a. "Anna" is an intriguing thriller with a screenplay with many plot points, some of them good and others bad. The performances of the lead Mark Strong and Taissa Farmiga are great and the story holds the attention of the viewer. But the disappointing commercial conclusion is quite silly and the question is: was it necessary to a smart girl like Anna to plot such complex stories to get rid of her family and travel the world alone? Wouldn´t be easier to flee from the boarding school and simulate her death in another way? How could she be using her money if she was considered dead? My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Regressão" ("Regression")

Reviewed by MartinHafer 6 /10

Good...not great like it could be.

The plot of Anna is a lot like the movie Inception or Dreamscape. So, in that sense, the basic story idea isn't 100% original. It's set in the near future where there are apparently investigators called remote viewers or memory detectives who are much like psychotherapists who can actually enter the memories of people to determine what has happened. This can be useful in a therapeutic sense but can also be used to determine someone's guilt or innocence. John (Mark Strong) is one of these folks who can enter folks' memories and this is made more difficult due to some of his own troubling memories.

John's latest case is Anna (Taissa Farmiga)—a teenager who is unusually bright and perceptive—but who also might just be a sociopath. However, in viewing Anna's memories, John feels for the girl and thinks that perhaps folks are conspiring to have her committed to an institution when she is quite sane. Why? She's an heiress and her step-father might be setting her up to steal her fortune. But, through the course of the film it becomes more and more difficult for John to trust all the memories of Anna's that he's seen—and she might have some sort of strange hidden agenda. What's REALLY going on? And, by the end of the film, this might STILL be a question you are asking yourself.

This is a movie you best watch while you are 100% percent focused. The ending, in particular, is confusing and might benefit from repeated viewing. I did this and understood what the filmmakers were trying to do—but also noticed some plot problems at the same time. In particular, the film hinges on a panicked phone call John gets late at night from Anna. It sounds like someone is being killed! John does NOT phone the police. He does NOT take along anyone as a witness and he just blindly walks into what turns out to be a trap. Yet, at the same time, he's supposed to be a very smart and competent man! If you can ignore this serious confound, the film is pretty exciting as well as very well acted. Strong, in particular, is really good in the lead, as is Farmiga. In fact, the acting is the best aspect of the film. Despite these being relatively unknown names, the actors did a really fine job. The music also was quite fitting and tense. If only the film's plot problem near the end was cleaned up a bit, I would have given it a higher score. But what good is a mystery-suspense film when there is such an obvious plot problem? The film is interesting and worth seeing but not exactly a must-see for me.

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