Coming to Bluray this week from writer/director Jon Watts, Christopher Ford and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment comes a chase and a “Cop Car.”
Travis (James Freedson-Jackson) and Harrison (Hays Wellford), two ten-year-old boys, are running away from home. Walking through stretches of land with no one around, the boys come upon a cop car. They are surprised that no one is around and, like boys tend to do, lay claim to the car.
They drive away believing they can now get further away from their lives. Learning to drive quickly they take to the open road. At one point they drive past Bev (Camryn Manheim) who doesn’t quite believe what she is seeing!
Some time later Sheriff Kretzer (Kevin Bacon) comes out of the woods and is stunned to see his patrol car gone. He has reason to fear and immediately begins to cover his tracks calling in to dispatch having officers change frequency and giving the all clear.
TUBS OF POPCORN: I give “Cop Car” five tubs of popcorn out of five. This is such an original and amazing film that needs to be seen by everyone who loves a jaw dropping storyline. There isn’t dazzling special effects or loud banging, crashing or anything of the like. Instead, it’s a solid story told with few people, wide open space and a cop car.
Drawn in from the moment the film began, “Cop Car” is a thriller, emotional rollercoaster, time of innocence, the wide and sometimes barren outdoors, secrets, lies and battle of the wills. The ending is brilliant to the point where I actually cheered a little.
Writer/director/producer Jon Watts is responsible for the film CLOWN in 2014 and THE ONION NEWS NETWORK television series in 2011. He also dabbled in television with the movie Eugene! and The Fuzz as well as The Scariest Show on Television. Take notice Hollywood, “Cop Car” is seriously brilliant!
The Bluray includes the feature of Their First and Last Ride: The Making of Cop Car which I really enjoyed watching.
In the end — their first drive could be there last!