Available today on iTunes, Amazon, FandangoNow, Vudu and other streaming platforms in the thriller, 100 Days to Live.
The film stars Colin EgglesfieldHeidi Johanningmeier Gideon Emery, to name a few.
100 Days to Live is about a difficult subject – suicide.
Did you know that someone kills themselves every 10-12 minutes? Suicide is also the 10th leading cause of death in the United States.
I read one statistic that said at least 50% of people know someone who committed suicide. I personally do. My ex-boyfriend’s nephew (we were still dating at the time it happened) attempted suicide when he was just NINE YEARS OLD! To this day (we’re talking 30+ years), I still feel incredibly sad that he felt the need to try and kill himself at such a tender young age.
Rebecca Church ( Johanningmeier) is as happy as can be. Her boyfriend, Gabriel (Egglesfield), just proposed to her at a local coffee shop. After the proposal, Gabriel steps outside to have a cigarette, but suddenly disappears.
Gabriel is not the first person to go missing around Chicago. Several people have vanished, only to have their bodies found, murdered. The one thing that makes all these murders connected is that at the site where a person is abducted, an elaborate photo album of the victim, is found in their place. The photo album features photos of the victim happy and enjoying their lives.
Sadly, Rebecca finds the same kind of photo album outside of the coffee shot where Gabriel was last seen.
In talking to the police, viewers learn that Rebecca and Gabriel met when she was worked in suicide prevention. Rebecca once tried to take her life. She then made it her mission to help others who are struggling and contemplating suicide (or have attempted it and failed). Gabriel was one of the people she met who tried to commit suicide after the deaths of his wife and child.
A search for Gabriel turns up nothing. However, in viewing some of the photos found in Gabriel’s photo album left where he was last seen, Rebecca spots something unusual. In the background of one of the photos is a man she worked with at the suicide hotline named Victor Quinn (Emery). Victor has been dead for a while, so how could it be that he was taking photos of Gabriel?
What follows is a “who-done-it” mystery that focuses on a supposedly dead man who has a savior complex, who used to think that he could save everyone (even when he failed).
Is Gabriel alive, or will Rebecca have to accept the fake that he is indeed the latest murder victim of the serial killer? Is Victor alive, and if so, does he have anything to do with the murder? To find out you need to purchase or rent 100 Days to Live. Look for it on the various streaming platforms.
I think the premise of this film was very well thought out. I honestly think that many of today’s movies are just re-hashing stories that have been done before (again and again and again). It’s hard believe that someone actually had an original thought for a film. Bravo to the film’s writers for that.
The film was well acted. I felt the actor’s very convincing in their roles. You even felt a bit sorry for them at times, which is guess is part of the overall essence of the film since it deals with a tough subject – suicide.
The film was slow from time to time, but overall the film was very entertaining and kept my interest throughout. There were a few times in the film where things got really exciting too. Even when viewers learned who the murderer was, the film was still exciting until the very end.
I don’t know if the film has any social media accounts (I looked, but I didn’t find any), but check out the hashtag #100DaystoLive.
Below is the film’s trailer for your enjoyment.
*I received a free screener in order to review this film. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.