And Soon the Darkness

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Plot

When two American girls on a bike trip in a remote part of Argentina split up and one of them goes missing, the other must find her before her worst fears are realized.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 5.0/10 (6,350 voted)

Director:
Marcos Efron

Stars: Amber Heard, Odette Annable, Karl Urban

Storyline
When two American girls on a bike trip in a remote part of Argentina split up and one of them goes missing, the other must find her before her worst fears are realized.

Writers: Jennifer Derwingson, Marcos Efron

Cast:

Amber Heard

Stephanie


Odette Annable

Ellie

(as Odette Yustman)


Karl Urban

Michael


Adriana Barraza

Rosamaria


César Vianco

Calvo


Michel Noher

Chucho


Luis Sabatini

Luca


Daniel Figuereido

Pedro


Jorge Booth

Hernán


Gia Mantegna

Camila


Javier Luna

Bar Owner


Andrea Verdun

Waitress


Nicolas Dolensky

Cute Guy

(as Nicolás Dolensky)


Walter Pena

Mechanic

(as Walter Peña)


Esteban Pastrana

Barman

Taglines:
Alone. Stranded. No One to Trust.



Details

Official Website:
Anchor Bay Films [United States] |
Official site |

Release Date: 11 February 2011

Filming Locations: Argentina



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

A remake of the 1970's British thriller of the same name. The original is set in France and has two British females as the leads, whereas the remake is set in Argentina and has two American females as the leads.

Goofs:

Continuity:
When Stephanie left Ellie due to their little argument, you can see Stephanie's flower in her right ear before leaving. A man saw her biking with no flower present in her ear until Stephanie reached the road with the flower transferring from her right to her left ear.



User Review

unwatchable

Rating: 2/10

50 minutes into the movie I stopped watching because I wasn't able to
handle another second of the characters' stupidity. The actors did an
OK job with what was given to them. It's the story and the characters
that were poorly written. There are a gazillion movies where dumb
idiots go backpacking in the middle of nowhere, but many of them are
bearable. However the characters here are unrealistically stupid, which
is what makes the movie utterly unbelievable and annoying.

here are a few unrealistic moments:

– the chicks went AWOL in backwoods Argentina without telling anyone

– got drunk in the local pub provoking every horny kidnapper there

– got separated in backwoods Argentina because of a chick fight

– when the blond tried to rescue the brunette, they had 10 chances to
neutralize the Argentinian idiot and didn't (and yes he is also an
idiot in the movie, I'm not just throwing names around)

– when the American guy was pointing the gun at the two amigos, he just
decided to turn his back on them, only to get a bullet in the back. At
least he was looking somewhat smart, up until that moment…

And to top that, we're supposed to believe that an entire town is
conspiring to kidnap tourist girls (which is often the case in this
kind of movies.) This aspect is not entirely ridiculous but it's a
stretch.

I liked the beginning of the movie with all the scenery, but
unfortunately that remained its strongest point.

The actors had nothing to do here. They were stuck with shallow roles
with no room for real acting. This was a big step down for Karl Urban
and the two females. This type of movies can work, as long as the story
and script are believable enough, without having to reduce the
characters to imbeciles, which is just frustrating.