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Tribeca 2021: “See for Me”


Rating: 3 out of 5.

We shall never underestimate our opponent and think we are stronger or smarter than them. In a moment of despair and fear, what we may not be capable of, someone else can do the unthinkable.

Sophie (Skyler Davenport), who happens to become blind after an accident, and a former skier, agrees to cat-sit in a big fancy mansion. She thought of enjoying a few days in a remote area not realizing the enormous danger she is about to find herself in. A group of robbers enters the mansion to open up a hidden safe with millions of dollars to steal. Alone and terrified, Sophie finds help in a former army veteran, Kelly (Jessica Parker Kennedy), who remotely becomes Sophie’s eyes in her unequal battle against the invaders.

Written by Adam Yorke and Tommy Gushue and directed by Randall Okita, “See For Me” is an interesting gem coming from Canada. With a familiar setting and predictable plot, the film still manages to captivate the viewers. Of course, there might be nothing superior about it, but the fact three women stand against men, with one down, sadly, you can’t help but cheer for them for their determination.

The concept itself of “See For Me” is engaging and not boring, no matter how many times we have seen it on the small or big screen. However, Okita’s piece stands out for its simplicity for using a similar approach but in a new way. Having that said, we want more films about characters with a disability that can fight against the enemy. In some cases, the good guy can be defeated. But the winning part is always encouraging, because, as I said earlier, underestimating an opponent is the biggest mistake one can make, which the invaders of “See For Me” will have plenty of opportunities to find that out throughout their doomed journey.

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