The Taking of Deborah Logan
Directed by Adam Robitel
After months of searching, Mia Medina has found the perfect subject for her PhD thesis film on Alzheimer’s Disease. For the next several months, cameras will record the everyday life of mother Deborah Logan and her daughter Sarah. But as the days progress, they observe behaviors and occurrences that show the progression to be far more advanced than anyone was prepared for. What becomes apparent is that there’s something besides Alzheimer’s that has taken control of Deborah’s life. It’s an evil that is far worse than the debilitating disease with which she was first diagnosed.
A film crew documents a woman's struggle with Alzheimer's, only to discover something else at play.
Cast: Jill Larson, Anne Ramsay, Michelle Ang, Brett Gentile
pretty awful lol. There's one image near the end that's redeeming but overall very wack. Also the dialogue written for Luis by the two white screenwriters is kinda weird
maybe its cause I went in with low expectations but this is really solid
Not bad! Falls into some of the pitfalls of found footage, but didn't have any glaring holes or problems, and was generally pretty compelling.
It started as a fairly sympathetic look at the degredations that alzheimer's forces on some families and pivoted into a pretty fun possession story. All of the acting was spot on. The only real complaint that I can make is that the shaky camera makes it hard to tell what is happening during more frantic sequences. This, however, is more of a problem with the found footage genre at large so it should be somewhat expected.
excellent. the actress who played Deborah went *all out* - just an incredible performance.