DVD Review: Elsewhere

In the vein of When a Stranger Calls and Disturbia, the suspense unfolds in ELSEWHERE, a new teen thriller featuring rising star Anna Kendrick (fresh off a landslide of exposure from Twilight and news of her latest role opposite George Clooney in Jason Reitman’s Up in the Air). On June 2, E1 Entertainment presents ELSEWHERE to audiences for the first time ever on DVD and Blu-ray!

Elsewhere tells the story of Goshen, Indiana – a small town where teenage girls have been disappearing without a trace and no one seems to care. After Jillian reveals to her best friend Sarah that she has been meeting men online, she too disappears. Now there are only a handful of clues to where Jillian might be, and they’re tucked away in her diary and cryptic video message sent out on her cell. Sarah tries to call on the help of the local authorities but doesn’t have much luck. It seems that it will be up to Sarah and her computer nerd friend Jasper to figure out what really happened.

It’s incredibly cliche as you would expect it to be, but surprisingly better than a lot of the other teen films from the same genre. Anna Kendrick (Twilight) does a great job as Sarah, and the rest of the cast does an adequate job as well. But at the end of the day, there’s not too much to get excited about here. It’s not bad, but it’s not that great either.

Special features includes a commentary track, ‘Making Of’ featurette, and deleted (rather extended) scenes.

Review by Emma Loggins

Grade: C+
Official site: http://www.elsewherethemovie.com/
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