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"THE CALL"
(2013) (Halle Berry, Abigail Breslin) (R)


At-A-Glace Content Summary

Alcohol/Drugs Mild
Blood/Gross Stuff Heavy
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Extreme
Gun/Weapons Moderate
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Heavy
Music (Scary/Tense) Extreme
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Heavy
Sex/Nudity Moderate
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Extreme


QUICK TAKE:
Suspense/Thriller: A 911 call center operator tries to help a teenage girl who's been kidnapped and is now trapped inside the trunk of the perpetrator's car.
PLOT:
Six months after being unable to help a teen survive the attack of a kidnapper who broke into her home, Jordan Turner (HALLE BERRY) has given up her active role as a 911 call center operator and instead teaches rookies the ropes about such duties. She's dating street cop Paul Phillips (MORRIS CHESTNUT), but still can't shake losing that girl and feeling responsible for her murder. While showing the latest class how to take calls, a new operator can't handle one from teenager Casey Welson (ABIGAIL BRESLIN) who's returned to consciousness in the trunk of a car after being kidnapped in a mall parking lot by Michael Foster (MICHAEL EKLUND).

With the teen having no idea where she is, and being unable to make an immediate trace on the phone since it's of the pre-paid variety, Jordan does what she can to calm down Casey and get her to take an active role in her own rescue. As Paul and other cops try to find the car based on Casey's scant details, Jordan does what she can to make sure the teen doesn't suffer the same fate as the other girl from half a year earlier.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they're fans of someone in the cast or dramatic thrillers, they might, but it seems unlikely a great many will.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For violence, disturbing content and some language.


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