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The Loft (Review)

A lustful thriller with plenty of payoff!

by Kasey Green

What a ride! Erik Van Looy’s The Loft takes audiences across America on a murder investigation filled with twist, turns, and everything in between. The lustful thriller centers around five married friends who use a loft in order to live out their secret lives without leaving a paper trail behind. Things take a dark turn when they mysteriously find a dead woman inside their once happy play land.

The Loft
Directed by Erik Van Looy
Cast Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller
Release Date 30 January 2015
Kasey's Grade: A

This film brings the game “Guess Who” to the silver screen. It forces viewers to analyze and critically think about the events occurring in the film. Due to the countless flashbacks that lead up to the day of the murder, there questions that develop throughout the film. The viewing audience ultimately wants one question answered: Who did it?

The Loft possesses many characteristics that movie goers love: sex, action, secrets, and suspense. As married men seeking for more to life than being monogamous, five friends Luke Seacord (Wentworth Miller), Chris Vanowen (James Marsden), Marty Landry (Eric Stonestreet), Phillip Williams (Matthias Schoenaerts) and Vincent Stevens (Karl Urban) make a deal and purchase a loft that allows them to have discreet sexual affairs with various women.

These sexual affairs eventually cause the demise of their friendship and marriages. Overall, the story of these five men show that the grass isn’t greener on the other side.

Whether you love to be entertained or you simply love to be enticed, this film will not disappoint.

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