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Director: Joshua Marston
Writers: Joshua Marston, Julian Sheppard
Releasing Date: 26 August 2016
Stars: Rachel Weisz, Michael Shannon, Kathy Bates
Running Time: 1 Hours 30 Minutes
Genres: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

PLOT: The film opens with a montage of a woman (Weisz) taking on various guises and occupations: first, she’s a hippie botanist with her hair in dreadlocks; then she’s a concerned nurse in a trauma unit; and then she’s a Chinese magician’s beautiful assistant, disappearing through a trapdoor. A mysterious woman with a remarkable past revisits a former lover, complicating the settled life he has built for himself and his wife, in Complete Unknown, an unsettling exploration of identity from acclaimed filmmaker Joshua Marston. As Tom celebrates his birthday with a group of close friends in Brooklyn, he is startled to see a woman from his distant past at the party.

Jenny—or Alice, as she now calls herself—first denies even knowing Tom, but as the evening progresses, she reveals a shocking secret. After disappearing from Tom’s life 20 years earlier, she began to reinvent herself every few years, taking on a new name, a new career and a new life each time. After giving Tom a glimpse of what life could be like if he lets go of the safety and security he has so carefully created, Alice asks him to make a choice that will change everything.

Complete Unknown 2016 Movie Trailer

The trailer for Complete Unknown feels almost too honest. It perfectly describes the plot and the conflict that Michael Shannon’s character is now up against when his mysterious fling re-enters his life, but the preview also can’t build up any real interest. A story about a possible homewrecker who is still experiencing that teen-drama identity crisis? Yeah, not our idea of escape, and probably the reason the film had to go with a shotgun distribution through the premium network Amazon. Check More Drama Movies reviews and also give yours.

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