Blu-ray Review: ANGEL OF MINE

ANGEL OF MINE was directed by Kim Farrant from a screenplay by Luke Davies and David Regal and stars Noomi Rapace, Yvonne Strahovski, Luke Evans, Richard Roxburgh, Annika Whiteley and Finn Little.

Noomi Rapace stars as a woman on the edge in this intense psychological thriller. Having suffered a tragic loss years earlier, Lizzie (Rapace) is trying to rebuild her life when she suddenly becomes obsessed with a neighbor’s daughter, believing the girl to be her own child. As Lizzie’s shocking, threatening acts grow increasingly dangerous, they lead to an explosive confrontation with the girl’s angry, defensive mother (Yvonne Strahovski).

This dramatic psychological thriller follows Lizzie (Noomi Rapace), grieving mother who thinks her neighbor Claire’s (Yvonne Strahovski) daughter Lola (Annika Whiteley) might be her long lost daughter who supposedly died in a tragic fire in a hospital seven years earlier. Lizzie becomes way too friendly with Claire’s family so she can get closer to Lola and it gets to the point that it becomes stalker-like. Lizzie’s focus on Lola becomes an unhealthy obsession and it gets dangerous for everything involved.

Even after Lizzie is warned to stay away numerous times by Claire, she keeps on finding ways to get close to the little girl and it gets extremely creepy. Her loved ones (parents, ex-husband and son) think she’s lost her grip on reality as she becomes even more unstable and driven to prove this little girl is actually her daughter. Lizzie loses everything in her quest to prove that she’s right, and as crazy as it all sounds, what if Lizzie is actually right? The shocking twist is introduced and everything is finally revealed in the end.

The packaging comes with a slipcover/o-card. The front features the artwork you see at the top of the page and the back includes movie details, more artwork and list of special features. The Blu-ray disc features the movie logo. Inserting the disc, the menu screen was simple and easy to navigate. The picture and sound quality for this high-definition release were crisp and clear. I didn’t have any issues with the video and audio.

Bottom line is, Angel of Mine ended up being an intense and emotional journey about this woman who loses her grip on reality and loses it all after she meets this little girl who she thinks might be her long lost daughter. I really liked the story for this character-driven thriller that’ll hit home with some viewers who’ve gone through dramatic experiences similar to this one. The cast does a great job with their characters but this is definitely anchored by the powerful performances by Noomi Rapace who nails it as this emotionally scarred woman and Yvonne Strahovski who plays the protective mother with a big secret. The thing about the story and these two characters is that there’s a twist thrown in close to the end that changes everything and drives it home. Kim Farrant has delivered an intense thriller with a great cast and it’s a movie that’s worth putting on your watchlist. Angel of Mine will be available on Blu-ray (plus Digital) on October 22nd.

Distributor: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Run Time: 98 Minutes

Rated: R

Blu-ray Video: 1080p High-Definition 16×9 Widescreen (2.35:1)

Blu-ray Audio: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Subtitles: English SDH and Spanish

Special Features: The extras include a making of featurette, some cast and crew interviews, the official trailer and a digital copy of the movie.

  • Making of Angel of Mine (09:38)
  • Cast and Crew Interviews (30:06)
  • Official Trailer (02:32)
  • Digital Copy

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