2nd Take

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  • TV-14
  • 2011
  • 1 hr 42 min
  • 5.9  (183)

"2nd Take" is a 2011 independent film directed by John Suits, starring Tom Everett Scott, Sarah Jones and Josh Zuckerman. The movie is a suspenseful thriller that explores the world of Hollywood and the dark side of fame. Tom Everett Scott plays Bryan, a struggling actor who is living in a small apartment in Los Angeles with his girlfriend, Emily (played by Sarah Jones). Bryan has been trying to make it big in Hollywood for years, but has never been able to land a major role. Frustrated and out of options, Bryan decides to take matters into his own hands.

Bryan comes up with a plan to kidnap the A-lister Tyler Hayden (played by Josh Zuckerman), who is famous for his roles in action movies. The plan is to hold him hostage for a ransom of $2 million. Bryan and Emily manage to kidnap Tyler and bring him to their apartment, where they keep him locked up in a closet.

At first, Tyler is resistant and uncooperative, but Bryan begins to use psychological tactics to break him down. As the days pass, Tyler starts to open up about his life and his struggles with fame. He reveals that he has become depressed and anxious, and that he feels trapped by the persona that he has created for himself.

Meanwhile, Bryan is dealing with his own personal demons. He has always felt like a failure and has been consumed by jealousy and resentment towards his successful friends. He sees Tyler as a representation of the success and fame that has always eluded him.

As the situation spirals out of control, Emily starts to question whether or not they have made a mistake. She tries to convince Bryan to release Tyler, but he refuses. It becomes clear that Bryan is willing to do whatever it takes to get his $2 million and finally achieve the success he has always dreamed of.

The movie is a suspenseful thriller that will keep you on edge from start to finish. The performances by Tom Everett Scott, Sarah Jones and Josh Zuckerman are all superb, and the writing and direction make for a compelling and thought-provoking film.

Overall, "2nd Take" is a movie that will make you question the lengths that some people will go to achieve their dreams. It explores the darker side of fame and the toll that it can take on those who are thrust into the spotlight. If you're a fan of suspenseful thrillers that keep you guessing until the very end, then "2nd Take" is definitely worth checking out.

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    1 hr 42 min
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    5.9  (183)