Most movies will focus on a group of characters which can keep things fresh and interesting, but not all movies. Some films revolve almost entirely around a single character, with very few, if any, other characters visible throughout the movie, which can result in them being either fantastic or awful. These “one-man show” films must be powered not only by an intriguing storyline that absorbs your attention, but also by a performer of the highest standard who can keep you engaged throughout. These films are often showcases of these actors’ incredible talent, but have also been some wonderful stories too.
2011’s Wrecked is a gripping thriller directed by Michael Greenspan, which stars Adrien Brody as a nameless man who wakes up severely injured in a wrecked car in the bottom of a ravine. He is suffering from amnesia and struggles to piece together what happens, but has hallucinations of a woman. He hears about an armed robbery and finds the ID of the robber below the passenger seat, leading him to assume that he committed the robbery. He manages to drag himself into the woods and finds a cell phone but cannot get any service, and after days of dragging himself along he soon manages to piece together what happened prior to the crash. Whilst it may not be the greatest story, there is no denying Brody’s talent and it is his excellent performance that ensures that this remains an intriguing film.