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Film Review: Enter Nowhere (2011)


Three strangers arrive one by one at a mysterious cabin in the middle of nowhere only to learn they’ve been brought together for a reason.


Enter Nowhere, written by Elizabeth Obermeier and directed by Jack Heller. This is a riveting tale with an interesting twist. A sharp car, a pretty girl, some tacky boots and a gun…Enter Nowhere.

The pretty young girl and her deranged boyfriend rob a gas station attendant (Jesse Perez). The attendant warns her that she is headed no where with her life. Samantha (Katherine Waterston) and her husband Adam are on the way to his parents house to tell them they are expecting a new baby when they run out of gas on a deserted road on a cold night in the middle of the woods. He goes for help leaving her alone to fend for herself. After he doesn’t come back she goes looking for help and stumbles upon what looks like a deserted cabin with one bed and a busted up Ham radio. She runs into an ax toting Tom (Scott Eastwood, Clint Eastwood’s little boy, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree there, the boy can act!) also apparently stranded in the woods. Tom had ran off the road a few days earlier busting up his leg. Soon along comes the pretty blond in the tacky boots. Her name is Jody (Sara Paxton). Tom had been living off creek water and granola.

Jody from Detroit had claimed she had gotten into a fight with her boyfriend Kevin (Christopher Denham) and he had left her on the side of the road. She is rude and obnoxious and gets on Tom and Samantha’s bad side immediately. She also has a wad of money in her pocket big enough to choke a horse.  Tom leaves the cabin to try to find help. Samantha and Jody start to talk and quickly get into an argument of where they are. Samantha thinks she is right outside New Hampshire and Jody thinks she is fifteen miles outside Detroit. Meanwhile, Tom is wondering around the woods marking Xs on the trees. He finds himself unable to go in a straight line and walk out of the woods. Everywhere he turns he finds himself back at the rickety old shack.

Tom returns to the shack to inform the ladies that they are both wrong, he claims they are in South Dakota. They realize that they are all wrong. Each one is plagued with nightmares. The next day they decide to try to walk out of the woods together. They walk and walk through the woods, and find a locked door to an old under ground bunker. They enter it and find old German maps and bottles of old German wine and cans of food and other supplies. Jody and Samantha get to know each other better and realize that both of their fathers died in the war.

They stock up on supplies and decide to leave the bunker and continue their journey through the woods. After a lengthy hike they stumble back across the same rickety shack. Over a meal of beans and wine Tom reveals that he too is an orphan.

Jody admits to Samantha that she robbed people to survive. Samantha looks at the money and sees the date on the money. They soon realize that not only do they not agree on the place they are in but also the time that it is. They then are joined by a hostile German soldier Hans (Shaun Sipos) who terrorizes them. The German helps them realize they all have something more in common than being orphans. Realizing that they were brought together for a purpose, they soon hatch a plan to change all of their misfortunate futures.

This is an awesome plotted movie that keeps you totally enthralled. The acting is superb and the storyline is brilliant. I was scared where I needed to be scared and surprised where I needed to be surprised. I highly recommend this movie and give it five out of five stars. Grab some popcorn and enjoy!

Enter Nowhere (2011)

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