Inspired by actual events, writer/director Craig Zobel's sophomore feature Compliance examines the complex hierarchy of authority through the experiences of a teenage fast-food restaurant clerk who falls victim to a twisted practical joke. Becky (Dreama Walker) is doing her best to get through another tough shift when a man claiming to be a police officer calls to speak with her stressed-out manager Sandra (Ann Dowd). According to the man on the phone, Becky has just stolen money from a customer, and likely still has the cash on her person. When Becky denies any wrongdoing, the man on the phone insists that Sandra detain the frightened girl in the back room of the restaurant, an action that sets into motion a shocking sequence of events. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
The movie itself was very good but agonizing to watch. Difficult to believe anyone could be so gullible, but apparently more than 70 people were. I thought it was embellished until I saw the interviews and looked up the 20/20 interviews with the actual participants from a Kentucky McDonalds. It all happened just as the movie showed. All I could think of was my daughter who is about that age. This does not qualify as feel-good, family entertainment. This is very dark due to what happened to this poor girl.
I'd like to rent it and it's been in my que of 68 DVD's for sometime yet on my 3 out at a time unlimited CONTRACT terms are violated and nothing is ever sent out as Dish can not meet current obligations yet keeps adding members. Canceling soon so not concerned about this review not being liked.
Based on a SERIES of true events that I can't believe would happen in America!. Was actually disturbing that no one demanded some basic rights or had any common sense. Yes...beauty is skin deep but stupid is to the bone!
It is hard to believe that this was based on a true story. The people who fell for this sick, twisted, not-funny practical joke had to be very ill-educated, not bright, poor souls. The movie is very hard to watch because of the premise. The acting is not very good either. I would not recommend this movie to anyone.
Apparently, Keith, many people would believe it because this is a true story and has happened multiple times. I remember when the first case was reported. YOU are being naive if you think this could never happen.
It's hard to believe this movie is based on true events for the simple fact : who would actually do those things to someone and think it is the right thing to do or that they HAVE TO even if you were instructed to do so by a real COP?? The girl who plays the victim, Becky (Dreama Walker) wow her acting is soooo bad! Not one part of her acting made her believable and she put the bricks to a flick that was already a B rate. As for Ann Dowd...she reminded me in a way of Kathy Bates. She played the part of a stunned and naive restaurant manager quite well but still didn't save the flick by any means. The big "dramatic" ending with the cops made me chuckle...as phony as the rest of it.