Show Me (2005)




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The twentysomething urbanite Sarah (Michelle Nolden, Martha, Inc.) finds her life threatened when a teenage couple, Jackson (Kett Turton, Walking Tall) and Jenna (Katharine Isabelle, Ginger Snaps), kidnap her and drag her off to an isolated, forest-bound cabin in Show Me. Thus begins a series of intense head games between the captors and the terrified woman, who -- sensing that these kids may be in over their heads -- believes she just might be able to outsmart them. Cassandra Nicolaou directs this thriller from her own original script, an extended cat-and-mouse suspenser designed to keep viewers on the edge of their seats.
R (for strong sexual content, language, violence and drug use)
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Michelle Nolden
as Sarah Tabbott
Kett Turton
as Jackson
J. Adam Brown
as Gas Station Attendant

Critic Reviews for Show Me

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

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Full Review… | August 20, 2005
Top Critic

Touches of authenticity and some savvy acting from the three leads draw the viewer into this first feature from Cassandra Nicolaou.

Full Review… | August 19, 2005
Toronto Star
Top Critic

This movie is a bad showcase for its actors and for the talents of the filmmaker herself. It's a bad investment for the CFC. And it's bad for the critics who have to suffer through it.

August 19, 2005
Globe and Mail
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Full Review… | May 5, 2006

The premise of Show Me sounds lame, but the end result is something much greater than its plot.

Full Review… | April 29, 2006
Movie Views

Nice setup, sounds familiar

February 4, 2006

Audience Reviews for Show Me

Not really a cat-and-mouse tale as set forth in the description. Instead, it is a well done drama about some seriously damaged individuals.

Paul Cardullo
Paul Cardullo

Messed up and Beautiful. Plus it was good to see Katharine Isabelle in something besides Ginger Snaps even though they rock.

Elizabeth Depp
Elizabeth Depp

Put the kettle on and let it simmer. That's how this felt to this viewer. Sarah (Michelle Nolden) is trying to get away for an anniversary weekend with her high powered executive lover who gets stuck at the office at the last minute. Stuck in traffic, Sarah falls victim to a "wrong place at the wrong time" scenario and winds up abducted at knife point by a pair of street kids. Jenna (Katharine Isabelle) and Jackson (Kett Turton) are hustlers that seem to be making this up as they go along, and we are never sure who is in charge. The rest of the film concerns Sarah's efforts to stay alive and find a way out for all three of them. Several twists and turns, dirty little secrets, and the unpredictable nature of the situation keep the tension building. Never knowing when things might just explode was enough to keep this viewer mesmerized. Sarah proves more resilient than would first appear and the two younger actors brought just the right measure of insecurity, indecision, and apathy towards Sarah to their parts. You might not scream in terror, but you will certainly feel a knot in the pit of your stomach until the end.

Mark Abell
Mark Abell

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