Trespass is an exercise in subtlety, I know not everyone agrees about taking away your own meaning from a book or a movie. But when I watch a movie I can’t help but to examine things closely and ask why? Why did she say that? Why was he watching that person?
That’s why I got so much more than a run-of-the-mill home invasion story, I took away more of an examination of each characters’ motives and psyche. I’ve talked with friends about what we think we would do if someone broke in to our house plenty of times. My roommate says he would shoot without hesitation and never feel bad about it, after all you are defending yourself and your home. But who really knows what you would do in that situation? Would you stand firm, or freak out when people bust into your home with guns?
This movie is about two separate groups in desperate situations, sure there’s violence, masterful camera and lighting work, but I just love the way the movie puts every character in a situation that will expose them to the core. There’s plenty of plot threads to keep you wondering what exactly you’re witnessing until the end.