Right at Your Door Movie Review
I had no idea what Right at Your Door was about when I got it from a friend (mystery DVDs!). I just popped it in one night, in the mood for anything. Imagine my delight as the plot unfolds..
No, I’m not going to reiterate the whole plot – don’t worry. The very short version is that it’s about a young couple, a nice normal couple, going about their daily lives in Los Angeles when dirty bombs go off downtown. The wife, Lexi, is downtown at her job, and we follow the husband, Brad, at home as he first hears the news and sets out to bring her back. That doesn’t go well, and he ends up hunkering down at home. Emergency services tell folks to board up their houses and put up plastic sheeting to protect their air from contamination. Like a good little citizen, he does…
And what follows is one of the best portrayals of humanity in unexpected crisis that I’ve seen on film. It’s realistic. They don’t go around blowing things up for half the movie (though that can be fun too) – it’s about the people and their mentality.
His wife makes it home, you see. And he won’t let her in.
The characters, and dare I say the viewers, go through a range of emotions throughout the film – shock, denial, betrayal, understanding, grief, loss, more denial, and ultimately, shock once again.
Watch it (streaming). It’s worth it. It also ended entirely unexpectedly.