Movie Review for IT with Pierce Brosnan
About Natalie Keshing
There are movies out there on Netflix and Amazon waiting to surprise you. You as the audience, the viewer, the heart and mind functioning as one; ready to be surprised.
This movie illustrates the life of a very successful man whose name is Mike Regan. Mike is blessed, not only materially but even more important to him, his wife and teenage daughter.
The world of today is moving fast; very fast. Big lucrative companies are dependent upon one thing, how well their IT staff keeps churning the hum of their computer servers providing the World Wide Web.
The movie starts with all the luxuries of life. Your own private jet. A huge company in a large modernistic building. His life, his cars, his family, his integrity and his driven passion. Mike is a proud man. He doesn’t mince or waste words when running a very high conglomerate company that has afforded him all the luxuries of life.
On this particular day, he was about to make the most important speech and pitch to his top staff. Another opportunity most certainly to bank on. During the speech, the computers go down. His assistant says to him, “I’ll handle this.” Because loss of time, is loss of money. Within a very short time frame, they find the young part-time IT guy who knows a lot more than just computers and how they occasionally experience a glitch, a hiccup.
This is the kind of guy that appears to be normal, agreeable and innocent. Ed Porter saves the day for Mike’s very important speech and from there without a hitch Mike makes his presentation and everyone works on a new project prototype. One problem solved and another in the making.
Mike invites the young impressionable stranger Ed Porter to work on the computer and security system at Mike’s home. Mike introduces Ed to his beautiful wife and adorable teenage daughter. Yes, adorable but not always agreeable at the age of 17. Mike is barbecuing outside and says to the tall, dark haired, slinking computer wiz Ed Porter, “Why don’t you join us for dinner.” And there’s the invitation to an unforeseen miscue of judgement of character.
Ed now has full access to the privacy of Mike, his wife and his daughter with cameras throughout the house. There are security cameras even in the privacy of a bathroom showering or soaking in the tub.
The last and final nerve racking thorn on Mike’s nerves is when Ed rings the doorbell while Mike and his wife are entertaining friends. Mike opens the front door and says, “This is for family and friends.” and shuts the door in Ed’s face. Then Ed hears Mike’s wife call out and ask who was at the door. Mike replies, “No one”.
The last rejection to send Ed into a tailspin, creating a full nightmare for Mike, his wife and his daughter. Manipulating and creating havoc in their lives.
Pierce Brosnan does a superb job as Mike Regan.
Anna Friel plays Rose, Mike’s wife. Though less scene coverage, Anna Friel the actress, portrays a great protective mother and wife and shows her courage to protect and stand next to Mike to stop this idiot from doing them real irrevocable harm and damage.
Actor James Frecheville plays Ed Porter. The actor James Frecheville gives a great and threatening deranged performance.
Stephanie Scott plays Kaylan, Mike and Rose’s teenage daughter. Played very well by Stephanie Scott. In this movie, you see and could feel the bond between mother and daughter and husband and wife.
For all the money the Regans had, they were a normal family with no pretentiousness getting in the way as being likable characters.
A job well done to all the cast and to the director.
I highly recommend this movie for those who are always interested in a thriller.