His imagination is a dangerous place to be.
Aiden (Josh Lawson) craves a better life. A life away from his gruesome job as a crime scene photographer, working alongside his detective friend Pete (Ron Perlman). A meaningful life where he can escape the hard streets of Detroit, fall in love with the perfect woman and save the world from evil. As Aiden's dark imagination starts to leak into reality, he meets Virginia (Emma Lung), a younger woman with her own dilemmas and desires. Estranged from her boyfriend Ravi (Edward Furlong,) Virginia explores an uncertain relationship with Aiden, who becomes increasingly emboldened to live out his vigilante fantasies. But as Virginia is faced with the disturbing truth of Aiden's inner life, Aiden learns that he will pay a terrible price for his twisted imagination.
An excellent character study about the slow breakdown of a man's psyche. Despite being a thriller, the film has an underlying dark humour to it.
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“Crave” delivers a decent setup with very little payoff. Aiden is a character that could have gone a variety of ways, but after a lengthy 113 minutes, he feels like the friend who won’t go home after a house party. In his feature debut, Charles de Lauzirika showed he has the technical skills to shoot a movie on a limited budget. Unfortunately, “Crave” never really gets out of second gear as it attempts to drive viewers to the finish line. Read the full review here...www.theaterthoughts.com/?p=3921
Ugly, nasty, raw and deeply disturbing Taxi Driver riff. Not the most original of films, but exceedingly well executed.
Well made, (actually, really well made) but the story meanders too much to invest too heavily in the characters.