If You’re Gone (2019) (DVD REVIEW)

If You’re Gone (2019) (DVD REVIEW)

If You’re Gone (2019) (DVD REVIEW)

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If You’re Gone (2019) (DVD REVIEW)
DIRECTED BY: Brittany Goodwin
STARRING: Masey McLain, Desiree Ross, Ben Davies
AVAILABLE FROM Mill Creek Entertainment

When high school senior Brad Lee disappears the night of his graduation ceremony, his girlfriend is forced to question everything she thought she knew about him and their relationship, as well as her own faith, in hopes of finding him.

Having been born in McMinnville Tennessee (Where most this movie is shot), I admit I have a fondness to If You’re Gone that a lot of people watching it won’t have. Not many movies get made around here and I’ve made a couple out of the few that have. I just want to get that out of the way so that I don’t come across bias. That being said, location aside, If You’re Gone really does tell a good little mystery on its own. A couple of love birds are split after one girl’s boyfriend vanishes one night and it becomes a struggle for her to try to figure out what happened to him all the while having a bit of a breakdown on her own and alienating her friends in the process. The story and whole mystery are strong enough to guide this one along even if at times the actors seem to miss a note or two from the emotional side of things. Because of that, if you sit down to watch this one, you’ll probably want to see the resolution, which is always a good thing.

I’m a little torn on how I feel about the whole thing once the mystery has been uncovered. I’m not going to get into that in a review, of course, but some of the reveals might not make the most sense if you really sit down and pick it apart. From a logical point, that is. The lead is likable, the story has a few twists and turns along the way, but when the cards are all shown on this cinematic table I did feel a little underwhelmed. How you feel about the last part of this one will probably be what makes this one either a hit or a miss for you guys. Otherwise, it’s not too shabby for a “chick flick” and I’m a bit fond of it because usually in this line of reviewing I see a lot of indie horror but not much in the way of indie anything else. So if I did like it and I did, it can’t be too bad.


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