Trapped
2002
*
Director: Luis Mandoki
Cast: Charlize Theron, Kevin Bacon, Dakota Fanning, Pruitt Taylor Vince

An extremely off-putting thriller about a trio of kidnappers who hold a rich couple’s kid for ransom. Kevin Bacon plays a slimy one-dimensional villain, Charlize Theron wails monotonously as mommy, and Stuart Townsend is a highly implausible medical genius/daddy. However, the performances are not the worst aspect of the film, it’s the screenplay which will throw in any plot device to keep things moving, be it the girl’s asthma, doctor father’s medical innovation or his flying skills.