This film is a constant thrill ride from start to finish and it holds no prisoners. From the beginning we are experiencing the chaos and constant obstacles right there with Chip and we are rooting for him throughout. The situations he finds himself in are so absurd that you have no choice but to sit back and enjoy the rollercoaster! Haaga has implemented a psychedelic soundtrack which fits perfectly with the nature of the story and the film has a really authentic feel to it due to natural cinematography and a gritty atmosphere. The women that Chip meets on his journey are all strong females but they aren’t projected in a typical way and you couldn’t predict their entrances into the film if you tried!
The cast are all superb. AnnaLynne McCord is feisty and strong as the unpredictable Liza; the apple of Chip’s eye and the woman he’d die for. McCord gives such a striking performance and it’s hard to take your eyes off her when she is on screen. The two other women in Chip’s story are completely different; they almost symbolise the two sides of Liza herself. Violet is young, innocent and uncorrupted and Alisha Boe plays her with great sensitivity and fragility. This is contrasted with Sheila Vand’s performance of the rather mad Monica who is dark and a bit disturbed.
Then there’s our loveable protagonist, Chip. Matthew Gray Gubler is just superb here and is oozing charm and charisma throughout as Chip’s clumsiness and – at times – awkwardness knows no bounds and we love him all the more for it. He is an unlikely hero and so his actions are much more realistic as he journeys through the mayhem. The pace never drops here and action is pretty much relentless. All the components fit together flawlessly and by the end you’ll want to witness this wonderful madness all over again!