Five friends decide to secretly share a loft in the city as a secret venue for them to host their private affairs and fantasies, without their wives knowing. One day, they discovered a dead body lying on the bed. The five are unsure of what to do as they try to figure out who amongst them are involved in the murder.
The Loft is a nail-biting, yet sensual movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat all through the film. Watching this film is like chasing a treasure – not all information is revealed to the audience at once, but rather piece by piece in the characters’ flashbacks. We all know what happened, but we’re all finding out how it happened, as we subtly learn about the true identity of the characters. I would say that it is quite predictable that everyone had something to hide, although what it is that they were hiding was pretty well written.
The plot is pretty twisted (and what a dark and twisted bunch of writers!) and it totally sent the audience on a wild goose chase in our heads. Although, I must say the way the film ended was kind of disappointing. It all seemed slightly forced, although still vaguely acceptable.
The cast in the film consists of a bunch of actors from quite different genres, but I was pretty impressed with how well they stuck together and seem completely fresh in their characters. I completely forgotten Eric Stonestreet as Cameron from Modern Family and he actually makes a pretty good Marty!
It’s a pity there wasn’t a larger budget invested into this film as I would expect it to be a pretty good hit at the big screens.
The Verdict: The Loft is a pretty good watch if you’re looking for something soft and hard at the same time that not many films offer these days.
Director: Eric Van Looy
Starring: Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller, Eric Stonstreet, Matthias Schoenaerts.
Running Time: 108 minutes
Release Date: 15 June 2015