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This is a really terrific movie. It has been called Tarantino-esque, which is not untrue. it’s also been compared to films like Crash and Memento. I haven’t seen Crash, but I really liked Memento. However, 11:14 contains far more dark humour than that movie.

The film shows how the lives of some very different and unrelated characters in a small town, are all brought together by a car accident which happens at 11.14pm one night.  The two biggest names in the movie are Patrick Swayze, who plays an over-protective father, and Hilary Swank, who plays (rather fabulously) a down-on-her-luck shop assistant who gets dragged into a colleague’s scheming.  None of the characters are explored as deeply as they perhaps could have been, but this did not detract from the film in the slightest, as it is very much a plot driven, rather than a character driven movie.

The story is told from the different points of view of each character, and each point of view fills in a bit more of the story, which all ties up together with a surprising twist at the end.

Although it is predominantly a mystery, there are some laugh-out-loud moments. This film held my attention completely from beginning to end, and I would definitely recommend it. I much prefer a good storyline over lots of special effects, and this film shows how a great script can work brilliantly, even with a relatively small budget.

Year of release: 2003

Director: Greg Marcks

Writer: Greg Marcks

Main cast: Patrick Swayze, Hilary Swank, Henry Thomas. Barbara Hershey, Rachael Leigh Cook

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