Release: August 12 (NYC), August 24 (remainder of US, limited release)
Director and Writer: Craig Zobel
Plot: When a prank caller convinces a fast food restaurant manager to interrogate an innocent young employee, no one is left unharmed. Based on true events. -IMDB
Thoughts: This isn’t a fun story, kiddos. Based on actual events, the story itself is a living representation of the Milgram Experiment – a social psychology experiment studying how far an individual will go to comply with an authority figure’s orders. People do bad things to each other, all because they’re told to by a voice of authority. It’s unnerving, powerful stuff – and will be interesting to see how the filmmakers handle it. Could be terrific and thought-provoking – or it could be uncomfortably titillating dreck. Early reviews may hint at the former.