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Take (2007)

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The lives of two strangers - a struggling mother and a gambling addict - meet in tragedy. Years pass, and they must come to terms with themselves, and one another.

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The lives of two strangers - a struggling mother and a gambling addict - meet in tragedy. Years pass, and they must come to terms with themselves, and one another.

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What Would You Do?

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for some violent and disturbing content | See all certifications »

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$1,264, 20 July 2008, Limited Release

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$5,109, 27 July 2008
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Steven: You're the sole controller of your own destiny. You really believe that God is unavailable in that world?
Saul Gregor: Yes I do.
Steven: Why, Saul? Why? What are you do determined to resist goodness in your life? You can't have it both ways. Okay, you can't be the victim, and claim to have...
Saul Gregor: How am I the victim? I've never claimed to be a victim.
Steven: Okay, fine, then you're not a victim. But you want peace. You claim to be powerless to achieve, and yet you want to be the sole owner of your actions. Well, for God's ...
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well crafted production . . . but lacks real credibility
17 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

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Yes, it is a well crafted production, powerfully presented in the context of the message it hopes to deliver.

But this is where I part ways with the obvious intention of the film, which I can't really articulate here without providing a spoiler to its conclusion.

My point here is that the actions of Saul, remarkably well portrayed by Jeremy Remmer, is framed in the context of a sympathetic character, fraught with a difficult array of bad choices made under duress, resulting in a horrific criminal outcome.

But that's not how such things usually come about in real life. In real life, the perpetrators of horrific crimes are very often myopically self absorbed, violent sociopaths and psychopaths, completely without remorse or even the remotest capacity for anything resembling a conscience.

This is where the film fails completely.

Ana Nichols delivers her version of Minnie about as perfectly as any actress could to portray the circumstances represented in the story.

It's not the acting, or quality of production and directing, all of which were very well done, that I have trouble with.

It's the heavily slanted purported message the film is trying to drive, which is so remarkably out of sync with the actual reality it tries to portray, that makes me back away from offering a higher rating than what I offer here.

Sorry . . . 6 stars is about as far as I can go with this one.


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