Perfect Hunch of an Agoraphobe (2013) – Loida D Garcia

*PHEW!* What a relief! I am so glad this movie turned out to be nothing like the trailer! With that

said, let’s get this review started!

One of the things that I find to be the most important in a film is the sound quality. You can have the

most gorgeous film with the best plot and still have it completely ruined by poor sound quality. Luckily,

this is not the case with the Perfect Hunch of an Agoraphobe. Their sound quality is practically on par

with that of major motion pictures. Fantastic job guys!

The opening scene/sequence of this film was just gorgeous. The cinematography, the music selection,

everything was just perfect. The actors were also fantastic. Each actor did a lovely job portraying

their characters individually, unfortunately there seemed to be a lot of chemistry missing between them.

Almost as if they felt awkward around each other.  It reminded me of watching a middle school play where

the kids didn’t know how to react naturally to each other.

The story itself left much to be desired. It was a great concept that had the opportunity to be really

fun and mysterious but it just fell flat. I wish they would have played more with the “who did it” part

of the story from the beginning. Perhaps explaining “why” Greta became an agroaphobe from the beginning of

the film instead of waiting until the middle to end to bring it up. For the greater part of the first

half of the movie I was left trying to figure out what was going on and why was I look into this woman’s

life.

The day dreaming sequences were awful. Honestly painful to watch. They were silly and came across as

funky videos that one would make with friends on a rainy drunk night at home. It took away so much from

the movie. I would even go as far as saying that these day dreaming sequences brought the movie from a 6

(out of 10) to a 3.

Overall the movie was interesting enough to keep me watching. As a concept the story is great, it just

missed the mark when it came to the execution of it. Perhaps it’s better to view this film as if it were

a rough draft instead of the final product and I wish I could get my hands on the final product!

Rating Scale: Movie Theatre, Redbox Rental, or Skip It — Redbox Rental