Writer/director Christopher Bessette exposes the plight of children exploited by human trafficking in this topical and intense drama starring Dermot Mulroney and Mira Sorvino. Alex (Mulroney) and Claire (Sorvino) were loving parents whose child was taken from them too soon. Years later, Alex is working as a trafficking investigator in Southeast Asia and Claire volunteers counseling young girls who have been rescued from that grim world where children are exploited and prostituted. When human traffickers threaten the young girls in their neighborhood, Alex and Claire fight to expose the depraved criminals who would sell the children to the highest bidder, and ensure that no more innocents suffer the unimaginable pain and indignity of losing their freedom. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Looking at the other reviews, I think they didn't understand what the movie was supposed to be. Remember it is Based on a True Story Mira & Dermot did an Excellent job in exposing what Sexual Trafficking looks like & how Evil it really is!! Though this exposes overseas Trafficking, Domestic Trafficking can be just as Dangerous!!
Pretty good movie, although I do agree with the other reviewer in that it is in line with a Lifetime movie. However, I do think the subject matter is one that definitely needs have some light shed on it -- so props for that!!!
Have you ever walked out of a movie and thought "I think I'm more stupid for having watched that"? People spend boatloads of $ on those kind of movies EVERY DAY. Well this is not that kind of movie. I know the personal, professional and financial investment that many people put into this film BECAUSE its time for people to understand that trafficking IS happening EVERYWHERE and people are needed to fight it. Watching educational dramas has value. And it was actually done well with this film.
Ok, maybe this was on par with a bad Lifetime Movie or an hour long Unicef infomercial...but for a real movie, this just did not cut it. The subject is of course very horrible and needs a lot of exposure to deter it from happening but Sorvino and Mulroney act less like Hollywood Level Actors and provide performances on par with high school freshmen actors. I know both Mulroney and Sorvino are advocates for educating the world about the atrocious human traffic that occurs everyday throughout the globe, but at least make a documentary rather than a bad storyline with subpar acting.