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A 2011 thriller about a husband and wife held for ransom during a home-invasion robbery. Kyle Miller (Nicolas Cage) is a fast-talking diamond dealer, married Sarah, a bored housewife (Nicole Kidman). Joel Schumacher directed.
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After premiering at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, it enjoyed a limited theatrical release the next month, followed by the DVD and Blu-ray release a few weeks later—almost, but not quite, Direct-to-Video.


Tropes in the film:

  • Blind Without 'Em - We see Kyle's blurry view as he scrambles for his glasses.
  • Borrowed Biometric Bypass - One of the robbers' threats if Kyle doesn't cooperate.
  • Break the Fake - Kyle reveals that Sarah's "diamond" necklace is a fake, and that he sold the original.
  • Dropped Glasses - We see Kyle's blurry view as he scrambles for his glasses.
  • Flashback - Several, revealing various events leading up to the robbery.
  • Impersonating an Officer - The robbers originally gain entry by masquerading as police.
  • Mexican Standoff - Several, including one where Sarah holds one robber hostage with a drug-filled syringe, gaining her daughter's escape in exchange for Kyle opening the safe.
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  • Organ Theft - One of the robbers' threats if Kyle doesn't cooperate.
  • Switching P.O.V. - first Jonah, then Sarah
  • Take Me Instead - Kyle offers his own kidney (instead of his daughter's).
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness - Kyle refuses to cooperate, because he is afraid the robbers will kill them once he does.

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