The Break-In (2016) – By Loida Garcia


You’ve married the love of your life, you’ve moved in next door to your best friend, and now you’re expecting your first little bundle of joy.  Life could not get any sweeter!  Now that you have a little one on the way it’s time to amp things up around the house.  Time to buy all the baby necessities and start baby proofing that house!  Oh, and remember to install that state of the art home security system while you’re at it.  There’s been a few break ins around the neighborhood and it’s just better to be safe than sorry.  And while you’re at it, go and get yourself a smart phone!  Get with the times already!

The Break-In takes a stereotypical story that we have all seen many times before and puts a fresh new twist that will leave your jaw on the floor.

When I first started the film I was rather skeptical, especially after watching the trailer which was just a mashup of viewers saying how “awesome” it was.  Either way, it was going to be a win win for me because I was already curled up in bed, all warm and comfy, and ready for a bedtime story.  If it turned out to be good then great!  And if it turned out to be shitty then it would just help put me to sleep.

My skepticism died down rather quickly as soon as I figured out that the entire movie was going to be POV from the perspective of the camera phone of the soon to be dad…. Nice way to make up for not having the best of equipment!  I absolutely love it when filmmakers make use of what is available to them to its fullest potential.

The quality of the film was beyond what I expected.  It truly felt as if you were looking at someone’s day to day life as recorded by them.  This gave the film an air of anxiety since you knew that something bad happened, you just don’t know WHEN said thing was going to happen or how.

The acting was so natural that you would never guess that these individuals weren’t truly married, expecting, and/or best friends.  It was such a pleasure watching them interact with each other over the course of this story.

I so badly want to discuss the ending but I just can’t!  I can’t bring myself to say anything.  This is one of those films that the less you know about the ending the better your experience of the film will be!

Below is the link to watch this film.  It is worth every penny of the rental fee!  WATCH IT!!!  WATCH IT NOW!!!


My Personal Review:

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

Cheese Factor:  Vegan (no cheese), Taleggio, Limburger, Stinking Bishop — Vegan