Now playing on Hulu, is the film No Exit.
No Exit stars Havana Rose Liu, Dennis Haysbert, Dale Dickey, Danny Ramirez, Mila Harris and David Rysdale. I’m not familiar with anyone except Dale Dickey (she was in an episode of the series, The Middle).
Darby (Liu) is a young lady in a rehab center for drugs and alcohol. While there she gets a phone call that her mother is near death. Darby wants to see her mother one more time before she dies, even if it means escaping from the rehab facility.
While trying to race to her dying mother’s bedside, Darby gest caught in a blizzard and is forced off the road to wait it out until the roads are passable again.
At the exit, Darby finds a small rest stop where she meets four other stranded drivers. They all seem normal enough. In fact, her encounter with them is really laid back and frankly, boring. It’s not like they have much else they can do during a blizzard, except to talk and play cards.
The blizzard causes issues with cellphone service. Darby goes outside to see if she can get a signal. That is when she comes across something unexpected – a young girl trapped in the back of a van. It would appear that she’s been kidnapped, but WHO kidnapped her and for what reason? There are only a few people at the rest stop, so which one could be the kidnapper?
Darby has to find a way to rescue the girl without getting caught, as she doesn’t want to be the next victim.
To find out who the kidnapper is, and if Darby can rescue the little girl during a horrendous blizzard, check out No Exit. Now airing on Hulu.
Overall I thought the movie was entertaining enough. There is definitely a sense of “dread” throughout the film, especially from Darby. She’s trying to get home to see her dying mother, there is a massive blizzard, she needs to rescue a young girl AND try not to get kidnapped herself. There is certainly a lot going on there.
There is a minimal cast, but that works out just fine.
To be honest, there was a “twist” in the plot that I didn’t see coming. Just when I though I figured out what was going on, one of the characters surprised me. That person was involved as well.
The little girl, Jay, is not a nice kid (pre-kidnapping). She seemed like a bit of a brat, but that is not why she was kidnapped.
It doesn’t take long to find out who owns the van, and why the little girl was kidnapped. A big chuck of the film is Darby trying to rescue and save Jay, while trying not to become a victim herself.
At a time where there is usually nothing on television except boring repeats, it’s nice to have something to look forward to watching.
Below is the film’s trailer for your enjoyment.
*I received a free screener link in order to do this review. I also subscribe to Hulu. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.