Film Review: One Hour Photo

Posted on by 5WC in Film

There are some movies that you go into with preconceived ideas as to what to expect, what the film is about and the direction you expect it to take you in. For me, One Hour Photo was one of these films. I had long a long time held the belief that this was a dark thriller, verging on the boundaries of a horror film about what happens when you trust something intimate to a complete stranger. What happens when you give access to your inner lives to someone you don’t know.

I’ve been waiting to see it for a long time. It appeared many months ago in Empire Magazine’s “Reviews” section as a highly rated film and so, went onto my list of films to watch, and finally, having put it off for a long time, I got around to seeing it. However, what I was expecting and what I met were two distinctly different films. In fact, they are so different that I’m actually wondering, where or how, I came to my original idea about the film’s plot. Read more