Director: Brian Goodman
Last Seen Alive is an American thriller/action movie whose central story is about Will Spann (Gerard Butler), whose “soon-to-be ex-wife”, Lisa ( Jaimie Alexander), mysteriously disappeared during a stop at the gas station. His desperate attempt to find her forces him to take laws into his own hands, leaving him running away from the local authorities and along a dark path.
Will Spann and his wife Lisa are experiencing some marriage difficulties. This difficulty makes Lisa request some time off from the marriage to regain herself, which Will unhappily granted her. Will is drop her off with her parents until she’s ready to come back together. Along the way, Will stops at a gas station to refuel his car while Lisa tries to get some water from a nearby store.
Getting water from a store isn’t supposed to take much time, so when it does, Will starts panicking, leading him to call the local authorities for help. When he feels that the Officers are not doing enough, Will decides to take matters into his own hands. Specific questions you might have, like, “What happened to his Lisa?” “Will he find her, or will he be just too late?” can only be answered if you watch the movie, which I recommend you do.
I think the actors and actresses played their roles well even though I felt some of the acting seemed forced. The reason I chose to watch this movie was actually because of Gerard Butler. He is such a great actor. He and Russell Hornsby were the only characters I felt added a little more realism and emotion to their acting. They carried this movie on their shoulder with their superb acting.
The movie is not spectacular, but it is entertaining and filled with tension. It left me at the edge of my seat. The sound and scores used were fantastic, and the cinematography was great.
There are not many jokes in the movie, but I found the moment when Lisa and Will’s argument about the need for a break in the marriage, Will told Lisa, “you’re unfulfilled again; we know what happens when you’re unfulfilled. We’ve been there, I’ve dealt with that” funny.
Last seen alive taught me valuable lessons about the need for communication in relationships—the need for hope, courage and vigilance in society.
I recommend this movie to those who love thrillers and suspenseful movies. Last Seen Alive is one for you.