Here’s another option for the break; this one you will not regret. In my opinion this is one of the most unpredictable movies I have ever seen (next to Memento of course). You can call it a psychological thriller; call it horror (though it would be considered a mild horror movie); call it a Hitchcock re-make. Whatever it is, this movie will bring your mind and your fear together in one. Starring two of my favorite actors of all time: John Cusack and Ray Liotta. IDENTITY (R) was the most breathtaking thriller I’ve seen in years. However, Identity is much more than a simple thriller; it is intriguing, fascinating, and astoundingly brilliant. Directed by James Mangold, this movie is undoubtedly one of the best movies of 2003.
David Mangold is unmistakably the most eclectic and intelligent director in Hollywood. His brilliance is thorough. There is nothing in this movie I would’ve liked to see different. It is captivating until the end and every character develops enough of his/her personality to give the audience an opportunity for analysis (that is, if you ever care about “character analysis”).
Warning: Since Hollywood is not concerned about pleasing the average household with wholesome Sunday School language (neither do I think it should; leave that up to Disney), there is…let’s see…hmmm… oh yes, strong violence and language.