A young man receives an emergency phone call on his cell phone from an older woman. The catch? The woman claims to have been kidnapped; and the kidnappers have targeted her husband and child next.
Kim Basinger and Chris Evans star in this 2004 action/adventure film. Basinger is kidnapped without explanation and thrown into a dark basement. Jason Statham plays the ruthless kidnapper who smashes the only phone in the room. But Basinger’s character is a science teacher and she quickly gets the phone working but can’t dial a specific number. Chris Evans’ character, a young slacker, receives her distressing phone call that she’s been kidnapped. Something in him snaps, and he suddenly becomes a hero that will stop at nothing to save her and her family. This was a surprisingly fun and exciting movie with plenty of action – and Basinger’s character is a strong and smart woman instead of just a helpless victim. William H. Macy also had a great role of a disenchanted police officer who is given the chance to prove himself. Fast-paced and full of thrills, mystery, suspense, and humor – Cellular was one I thoroughly enjoyed.