Two evil geniuses. Too brilliant to be caught. Except by each other.
You can usually trust Lionsgate when it comes to genre releases, so we're already interested in Like Minds, a new UK / Australian psychological thriller, from writer / director Greg Read, starring Oscar nominee Toni Collette.
Reviews have been pretty favourable on this film, so read on for the official synopsis and check back soon for a full review of the DVD on this site.
When the new boy Nigel (Tom Sturridge) arrives at school, Alex (Eddie Redmayne) suddenly finds himself lumped with a new and very weird dorm-mate.
Quiet, cold and with an unhealthy pre-occupation of all things dead, Nigelís other bizarre interests extend to a macabre fascination with pure blood-lineage and history.
Despite their differences, slowly Nigel manages to insinuate himself into Alexís life and soon an inexplicable bond forms between the two boys, that will lead to the ultimate tragedy of Nigelís death,
But all is not as it seems, and the complexities of the mystery and its sinister depths are yet to be revealed.
Appointed by local police to review a murder case, forensic psychologist, Sally Rowe (Toni Collette) is faced with the challenge of determining if accused 17 year-old Alex should face charges for the shotgun death of schoolmate Nigel Colbie.
Alexís highly influential father is putting pressure on local authorities to drop the case against his son based on lack of evidence, but Sallyís investigation begins to uncover some disturbing facts. It surfaces that the relationship between the two boys is based on a bizarre symbiotic pact that led to the tragedy, and that itís influence on Alex, despite Nigelís death, is far from diminished.
Special features include;
- Audio Commentary from Director Gregory Read and Composer Carlo Giacco
- Behind the Scenes & Making of
- Deleted Scenes
8th Jun 04 The film opens with a very similar voiceover narration to the original (see Trivia) but with different footage as we tour the furnace room, all fingernail scratches and blood-clotted hair, of the Hewitt residence.