RUSHLIGHTS (2013) *** PASS ***
RUSHLIGHTS is a thriller directed by Antoni Stutz from a script by Antoni Stutz and Ashley Scott Meyers. It stars: Beau Bridges, Haley Webb, Josh Henderson & Aidan Quinn.
Two delinquent lovers from Los Angeles, find a dead body that looks exactly like the girl and decide to travel to a small town to try to claim the inheritance, only to find there are problems with the inheritance and a drug dealer from LA has followed them looking for money.
Was it good?
It was okay, which for a mystery/thriller isn't good. The set-up with the inheritance is okay, but something I've seen before (or at least read before). The sheriff nosing around, the problems with the inheritance...all of those were okay but they never felt like they meant anything. The couple didn't seem desperate for money until the drug dealer comes looking for his money and he just wasn't that menacing. In fact, he seemed more interested in sex than money, which probably would have been a more interesting story -- a girl trying to get away from an abusive drug dealing boyfriend, only to have him follow her and ruin the new life she is trying to build (one that's built on a lie and in danger of falling apart). Here, there were lots of mysteries and little thrills. Well acted, especially from Beau Bridges, but a story that was all surface and and no thrills. It wasn't bad but blah, which honestly in a thriller can be worse than bad. I wouldn't say it's a horrible waste of time, but there are just too many better things out there to watch.
*** PASS ***
Watch instead: movies I'd go with classics like Body Double, Body Heat, and Dressed to Kill. Modern I'd go with tv shows like Person of Interest, True Detective, The Bridge and Fargo.