|Come and Find Me|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Zack Whedon|
|Written by||Zack Whedon|
|Music by||Nate Walcott|
|Edited by||Greg Ng|
|Distributed by||Saban Films|
When two people, David and Claire, leave a bus at the same stop, David follows Claire. She accuses him of stalking, only to embarrassingly discover that they live in the same home. Upon walking in and finding pictures of one another together they determine they know each other and simply have amnesia. In order to get their memories back David suggests the two have sex. It is soon realized that David and Claire do not have amnesia but are dating and are simply playing a game. One day, Claire suddenly disappears. After contacting her friends and workplace, David goes to the police. Detective Sloan can offer little hope beyond posting missing person flyers.
A year later, Claire's friend Buck shows up. While they are out discussing Claire, David drunkenly insists Buck dare him to jump from a ledge. The next morning, Buck says he must make a flight that afternoon, and David allows Buck to stay at his apartment while he does chores. Instead, David rides the bus through the city, reminiscing about Claire. The bus driver forces him off the bus at the last stop, and David returns home early. David surprises Buck, who has trashed the apartment while searching for something. Buck knocks David unconscious and leaves.
After contacting the police, Detective Sloan agrees to look into Buck and Claire. Looking for clues Buck may have missed, David finds a hidden cache of pictures. These lead him to an automotive wrecking yard. While exploring it and questioning employees, he draws the attention of an accented man in a back room. Although initially friendly, he demands to know why David has come to his store to look for a missing person. When David does not answer to his satisfaction, the man tortures him with an electric prod. Finally satisfied, the man releases David and says he may not like what he finds.
The next day, David surprises a man, Aleksandr, who breaks into his house. After subduing Aleksandr, David learns he is a mobster based at the automotive wrecking yard who has been dispatched to learn more about David. Aleksandr says Claire killed his brother, and he intends to kill her if he finds her. Before David can finish interrogating Aleksandr, Sloan interrupts him. Sloan says his investigation into Claire and Buck has turned up nothing – neither are apparently who they say they are. Sloan suggests Claire is troubled and advises David to forget about her.
Questioning Aleksandr further leads David to search Vancouver for clues, though Aleksandr says the mob will be looking for him now. In Vancouver, David questions a businessman's widow after finding his face among Claire's pictures. It turns up nothing, but a car begins following David, who panics and flees into the woods. A man chases him on foot, and David launches a surprise attack on him, crippling him. The SUV stops him before he can flee further and takes him to see Hall, who introduces himself as a U.S. government official. Hall presents photographic evidence of Claire's death and asks David to stop researching her, saying the businessman's death was an assassination by Claire, and exposing her past could endanger David.
David initially agrees to stop but becomes suspicious of Hall. Catching on, Hall announces he can no longer allow David to leave. David causes the SUV to crash and escapes. He eventually finds a missing person photo of Claire under a different name and contacts a man who leads him to Buck, who is now going under the name Kyle. David leads Buck, Alexandr, and Hall all to the same meeting spot. While Hall's and Alexandr's men fight, David abducts Buck and demands he and Hall leave him alone. Buck rejects his demands, saying that David does not understand what kind of mess he has gotten himself into.
Hall immediately afterward takes him hostage. While David is being tortured for the location of Claire's pictures, someone breaks into Hall's warehouse and kills the guards, eventually revealing herself as Claire. Claire and David return to their house to retrieve Claire's pictures, which she explains is evidence that Hall is a double agent. Before they can leave, however, Alexandr and Hall arrive outside. Both of them surround the house with armed assassins. The situation is patently hopeless. David and Claire resign themselves to going out in a blaze of glory. The final image is not of the deadly reality beyond the living room door, however, but of a dreamy reminiscence of a happier time that just may be running through both of their minds.
- Aaron Paul as David Eckhart
- Annabelle Wallis as Claire Collins
- Garret Dillahunt as John Hall / Breyer
- Zachary Knighton as Charlie Eckhart
- Enver Gjokaj as Alexandr Nowzick
- Dean Redman as Jackson MacArthur
- Michael Kopsa as Rezart
- Chris Chalk as Buck Cameron / Kyle MacArthur
- Artine Brown as Detective Gill Ruxin
- Terry Chen as Detective Chris Sloan
Zack Whedon's script Come and Find Me appeared on the 2012 Black List of un-produced scripts. On June 18, 2015, it was announced that Aaron Paul would next star as David in the drama which Whedon would be making his directorial debut. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones would produce through Automatik Entertainment along with Chris Ferguson via Oddfellows Entertainment. Motion Picture Capital would finance the film, while it's Leon Clarance would also be the producer. On June 22, 2015, Annabelle Wallis joined the film to play the role of Claire. On July 22, 2015, Garret Dillahunt also signed on to star in the film to play the girl's former handler with the government.
On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 62%, based on 13 reviews, with an average rating of 5.32/10. On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 46 out of 100, based on 7 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".
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