Windfall (2022). Windfall: Directed by Charlie McDowell. With Jason Segel, Lily Collins, Jesse Plemons, Omar Leyva. A man breaks into a tech billionaire's empty vacation home, but things go sideways when the arrogant mogul and his wife arrive for a last-minute getaway.
“This isnu0026#39;t a thriller, itu0026#39;s a slow paced drama with very little storyline. I didnu0026#39;t much like it because nothing really happened in this movie. You have three strong leads, a beautiful setting and no story. There is barely any background story for the characters so you donu0026#39;t really understand their motivations or care for them. The dialogue is mediocre at best and for the majority of the time this movie is just plain boring. I watched it to the end because I read that the ending is surprising but I have to disagree. It wasnu0026#39;t worth the ride. It wasnu0026#39;t surprising it was just weird, just like the entire movie.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe characters behavior didnu0026#39;t make any sense from the start. Why was this guy there? Who was he? Why was he robing them? How did he know no one would be home? How did he know there arenu0026#39;t any security cameras? Why didnu0026#39;t they have any security cameras? How stupid are they? Who keeps a house like that without a security system installed? Who put that one camera on the tree? What kind of people negotiate a higher payment for their own kidnapper? What kind of an idiot talks down to a guy holding a gun? Why was the wife so unhappy? Why not just get a divorce? Who was the good guy there? Spoiler alert: I donu0026#39;t think there was one… In a hostage situation you got to give the audience someone to root for. Who was I supposed to root for in this movie? The robber? The a-hole rich guy? His miserable wife? I didnu0026#39;t care for any of them.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI usually enjoy hostage movies and survival movies for the same reason. Itu0026#39;s thrilling to watch what people would do when they are stuck in a dangerous situation without being able to leave. The interactions between them and their motivations are usually so interesting but not here. Here itu0026#39;s plain boring. They sit, they eat, they drink, they talk some nonsense and they wait and wait and wait. I was waiting too. Waiting for something to happen, waiting for some answers and eventually just waiting for this movie to end.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eSorry but I canu0026#39;t recommend it. Itu0026#39;s not that itu0026#39;s the worst movie Iu0026#39;ve ever seen but it was mostly boring. The acting was good and the general idea was good but it was missing tension, background story and at least one character that you can relate and root for.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eMy idea of a great hostage movie is Panic Room (2002). That was an amazing sitting on the edge of your chair thriller. If you havenu0026#39;t seen it, skip Windfall and watch Panic Room instead.”