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Old 08-12-2014, 10:19 AM
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Kevin has reviewed 'Locke.' He says this is a pretty thrilling independent film with a terrific performance by Tom Hardy.

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http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/12415/locke.html
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Old 08-12-2014, 11:11 AM
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I'm going to check this out. I like Hardy a lot. I find him a great actor and versatile one as well. I like these kind of suspense movies and it looks like they didn't blow it out in the end, which tends to happen with these kinds of movies.
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Rent it. You're not going to want to watch it again.
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Old 08-12-2014, 12:19 PM
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Rent it. You're not going to want to watch it again.
Haha well that's what I mean with "going to check it out". I will rent it.

So it's one of those, eh?
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The concept of this film was right up my alley and I wound up feeling like I'd completely wasted my time. To each their own.
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The concept of this film was right up my alley and I wound up feeling like I'd completely wasted my time. To each their own.
Eeek that's what I am worried about. I will def rent it first.
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The concept of this film was right up my alley and I wound up feeling like I'd completely wasted my time. To each their own.
Ugh, that worries me.

I hope to catch it at a Redbox for $1.50 then.
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Old 08-25-2014, 10:59 AM
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I enjoyed the movie while watching....but then it just ended and we were like "oh....that's it? okay"
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I dug that more than I thought I would.

I like that the ending wasn't what I was expecting.

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I expected something bleak, like the kid/mother dying before Locke could get there. Like he would have lost everything by the time the movie is over. But, I he seemed actually happy to hear from the mother, and about the condition of the baby. He said he wasn't her partner, couldn't say he loved her (didn't say he didn't), and seemed very sympathetic toward her. He seemed to know her better than he acknowledged to himself. I think that the movie ended on a positive note, hinting that he may have a nice relationship with his new family. One he wouldn't have had if the other aspects of his life didn't fall apart.
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It was okay. Definitely agree with the no rewatchablity comments.

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This fascination with being there for the
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childbirth

is so overrated. Being a
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father

is so much more than what happens at Day 1.

The important thing is whether Hardy will commit to being
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financially supportive and help raise this child

from Day 2 to Year 20.

If he missed out on the
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birth because it was an emergency premature birth, he lives hours away, and his job had a crucial project that day..

it's no big deal. Seriously.

And the choice Hardy made, put his existing
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family's livelihood at risk. He DOES lose his job. What kind of father is he to his existing children now?


Hardy has the emotional baggage of his own
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father abandoning him. But what baby at birth has that memory? Hardy can be a father to that newborn without risking his existing family's livelihood.


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I thought the film should have had the
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mother die at childbirth.


This would actually make the importance of Hardy being there make sense.

Imagine if Hardy didn't go, and the
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mother gave birth without revealing to the hospital who the father is. She would die and maybe the state takes custody of the baby because the mother had no family. And since Hardy has no relationship to her/he barely knows her, Hardy won't even know that she died. Hardy would think that she's raising her newborn and didn't want Hardy to be any part of their lives.


But because Hardy DID choose to go, he gets there in time to see the
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birth and her death. The hospital then allows him to take possession of the baby.

That would tie in to why it was so important that Hardy made the choice he
did to go that night. Otherwise, his drive was really unnecessary. He wasn't
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in time for the birth anyway.
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