Review: Take Me

Title: Take Me
MPAA Rating: TV-MA
Director: Pat Healy
Starring: Taylor Schilling, Pat HealyJim O’Heir
Runtime: 1 hr 23 mins

What It Is: Ray Moody (Healy) runs a service wherein he will kidnap you. Whether it is for your own good or some sort of fetish. When Ray gets a call from a successful business woman named Anna St. Blair (Schilling) about abducting her to fulfill some fetish she has. What lies at the end of this weekend is a very VERY large payday for Ray. Turns out however this job will not be as easy as it seems.

What We Think: I was really let down by this. It seemed like the kind of film that could’ve totally worked. It just isn’t interesting. The script tries to do things that are neither interesting nor inventive enough to make a difference. In the indie flicks that work they rely on a script to formulate their opinions and interest. This is doubly disappointing considering it’s the Duplass Brothers producing this. Those guys have a history of great, interesting films. Everyone is okay in their roles but there isn’t anything to write home about. Netflix has made a lot of strides with films like I Don’t Feel at Home in this World Anymore and shows like GLOW.

Our Grade: D, Very bland and uninteresting. As I mentioned earlier just really disappointing. I cannot really recommend this one. It is uninteresting and blase. There are other great films on Netflix like Tramps and Operator you could watch instead. In fact, I’d recommend you do so. If you’re a fan of Taylor Schilling Netflix currently has the far better dark comedy The Overnight instead. I mean there’s always something better on than this. And you can quote me on that. In the meantime be on the lookout for more interviews and specials.

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