Broken Vows is the new psychological thriller starring Wes Bentley (Knight of Cups, Hunger Games Saga) as the intriguing Patrick, Jaimie Alexander (Thor, Love & Other Drugs) as main character Tara, Cam Gigandet (The O.C., Twilight, Ice) as groom to be Michael and Alexandra Breckenridge ( The Walking Dead, This is Us) as Tara’s BF Debra.
Tara is on her bachelorette-party week end with her two best friends in New Orleans when she falls for the sexy bartender Patrick, waking in his bed the next morning. From that moment, Patrick seems even more creepy than before. He wakes up at 4 am and washes her clothes from the night before, makes projects,…something is not right and, as the audience, Tara can feel it too, regretting her unfaithfulness and trying to convince Patrick to let her go to catch her flight back home. When Tara arrives home, back to her fiancé Michael, she thinks to be finally safe. But things are not as she believes. After keeping her phone, Patrick shows up at Tara’s apartment and when he is rejected by her, his true self starts to surface. He tries to cancel her wedding arrangements pretending to be Michael and stalks Tara and her younger sister every moments. His madness and delusion grow day by day and he becomes determinate to have Tara, no matter what the cost. When Patrick efforts fail, especially thanks to Debra, he becomes unstoppable…
Broken Vows is a very good movie, even if we have seen version of this story already. In this case we have a Patrick who shows some creepy attitudes a little bit too straight away, making the audience wondering why a girl like Tara ends in his bed.
Alexander‘s Tara is really difficult to connect with, her actions and behaviors are too often hard to read for the audience.
Bentley‘s performance, on the other hand, is simply outstanding. His body language, his gestures and looks make Patrick exceptional.
The score is the clear highlight of Broken Vows. From the start it’s one of the main character touching the top of its expression during the wedding/fight shot. It’s not a coincidence that the 7 artists behind the sound editing have been nominated as Best Sound Editing at the Golden Reel Award.