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Wednesday, September 19

DVD Review - The Broken

The Broken
Director: Sean Ellis
Starring: Lena Headey, Ulrich Thomsen, Melvil Poupaud, Michelle Duncan, Asier Newman
Studio: Lionsgate
ASIN: B001P9N944
Release Date: March 31, 2009
Rated R for some violence, brief sexuality, nudity and language

The Broken starts off with Gina McVey having dinner with her family, friends and her boyfriend, Stefan. Suddenly, and without a reason, a mirror in the room falls and crashes to the floor. While she is heading to work the next day, she could have sworn that she saw herself driving a car. She follows the woman and sneaks into her house only to find a photo of Gina and her father. Not knowing what is going on, she hops into her car and gets into a car accident.

Gina wakes up in the hospital with no memory of what has happened to her. While she is recovering she stays with her boyfriend, but he is acting strange as if he was a completely different person. She soon realizes that doppelgangers had escaped from the broken mirror and is no replacing her family members and friends.

I like Lena Headey on Game of Thrones so I was eager to watch The Broken when I found it in the Wal-mart $5 bin in a set of eight movies. Though the pacing was slow, I was hooked from the very beginning of it as I was trying to figure out what the hell was going on. For a low-budget horror movie, it has great acting, an interesting plot and a great director at the helm. There are some plot holes here and there, but nothing that really bothered me. Besides from the slowness and the predictable ending, I surprisingly enjoyed The Broken.

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