in the aftermath of a traumatic event, Henry Sharpe, a suburban father and husband gets a cutting edge security system from a mysterious man only to find out that it slowly destroys that which he most wants to protect.
Check out my interview with the director of the film, Michelle Danner.
As the film begins, we are introduced to Henry and his family. A very charming typical family, we see them living life. We then see Henry meet up with Lou, who is informing him that one of their business deals has gone south for 40 million dollars, but with the twist, he would be the fall guy for the deal, and Henry is not happy.
A break-in and beatdown of Henry set the tone for what to expect from the film moving forward. Nothing seems safe to him, the night dreams, the struggle to focus, Henry needs to find something to protect him and the ones he loves.
Next, as we begin to get to the heart of the film, this is where the writing and the directing stand out to me. Michelle Danner and Jason Tyrrell showcase this family’s demise in an intriguing way that elevates the movie. They blend the perfect dose of reality and crazy all at once and showcase it in each character differently.
As the story weaves in and out of reality, I will say this will require multiple viewings to grasp all of which transpired entirely, which is also telling a great movie. Psychological films just aren’t made like this anymore, and Danner/Tyrrell deserves all the credit in the world to bring this genre a breath of fresh air.
In closing, we reached the home stretch, and as we did, I still not 100% sure what in the world happened, and I can’t wait to rewatch it again to pick up on the little things I missed the first time. It is a well-told story, executed precisely how you wanted with some solid overall acting.
Bad Impulse is mind-altering thriller that leaves you on the edge of your seat.