Hugh Jackson stars as private investigator Nick Bannister in this futuristic science fiction-thriller directed by Lisa Joy, co-creator of HBO’s Westworld.
Climate change has hit America and the Miami setting looks more like Venice than a sun-soaked beach playground.
The streets are flooded, buildings burn in the background and the days are so hot, the population does their living at night.
Nick owns a business that helps people recover their memories. Co-worker Watts, played by Thandiwe Newton, is a friend who has a soft spot for Nick. She’s tough and can handle almost anything.
Clients who come to Nick’s dark lab, climb into a see-through tank filled with water. They’re fitted with head gear as Nick softly talks to them to help unlock their reminiscence.
A beautiful woman arrives one night hoping that Nick can help her find her lost keys. Mae (Rebecca Ferguson) is wearing a tight red gown and Nick is immediately smitten.
After a brief affair, Mae unexpectantly walks out of Nick‘s life and for the rest of the film, he searches for her.
The sets are great. Decaying buildings, dark small bars, private clubs where drugs are plentiful. It’s a place that has little hope.
Acting is good and the characters are interesting, however the film drags in the second half and Nick’s search for Mae, seems endless.