Trade of Innocents Reviews
I really want to like this movie and rate higher as an honest living person for its contents alone, but as a movie freak it was easy to say the screenplay was a letdown. Not based on the actual incident, but the film depicts how and where these things take place. In fact inspired by the director and producers of this film's own experience during a visit to the Cambodia. This was a movie about human trafficking, in the line of movies like 'Trade' and 'Eden'.
An American couple who recently lost their child on a mission in a Southeast Asian city to fight the crime. What they encounter is the crux of the story. Don't anticipate breathtaking stunts and wide human traffic network like the movie 'Taken'. As I expected in this low budget movie, everything was too short including the cast with a simple story. But there is a powerful message, that's the most important and everything else is just a formality for a movie to have a basic thing. Watch it or not its up to you, because in one way worth give a try and in another, it is not.
(2012) Trade Of Innocents
SOCIAL COMMENTARY SUSPENSE DRAMA
The writer and director by the name of Christopher Bessette may have saw some of the same documentaries and news skits as I did upon coming up with the synopsis of this extremely "routine" movie. I've already seen this human trafficking problem on "Nightline", "Dateline", "20/20" as well as on other news outlets etc... And that some of those critics may have seen many similar versions like this one except that those ones were made first. But before I go on, I just want to say that I'm very tired seeing fictitious movies made about the problem about caring white Americans or English people doing something about it when it doesn't happen in actuality or in real life. It's nice to make a movie about human trafficking, involving the exploitation of underage children if viewers are not aware about the problem, but the thing is that this problem had been happening for such a very long time that nothing is still being done about it since people still prefer to watch it as a movie than to take action on it. And that the problem is much more complicated than this film is conveying, such as corruption and government which this film failed to address. The movie did address the poverty aspect of it and to me that's isn't enough.
It stars married couple, Alex(Dermot Mulroney) and Claire(Mira Sorvino) Becker moving into Cambodia to open a program for the intentions of stopping the exploitation of underage children. Their personal motivation for doing this had lot to do with what happened to them in their personal life, in this case a child of their own being kidnapped for the assumption of human trafficking. And it's being told so blatantly that viewers don't know too much about what to make of it. Upon watching this movie, tells me that viewers are still not being properly informed about what is going on, and in my own interpretation that the only way we'll know about these things has to be in fictitious movie form, and to me I look at that as a total insult.