DVD Review: The Loft
When looking at the release information The Loft sounded like a decent sounding film, but when it arrived I looked at the cover and thought meh, I’ll leave that till later. I don’t know what happened between wanting to see it and it actually arriving, but now that I’ve seen it, I’m wondering why it waited so long to do so.
The film revolves around five mates who chip in together to purchase an apartment, so that they can cheat on their wives without having to explain hotel bills and other miscellaneous charges. Being a film, they of course don’t have to explain to their significant others where a large chunk of money has gone to pay for this apartment!
The film begins near the end, and we soon discover that a woman has been handcuffed to the bed and murdered in their apartment. An apartment that only has five keys, for the five equal owners.
The film jumps back and forth following each of the friends as they come to a decision to go in together to buy the apartment, and we get to see their personal lives. It’s all very well pit together but is essentially a locked room thriller, where the twist is quite simple, yet complex and quite satisfying.
In-fact, very satisfying seeing as the film is essentially about five rich guys who want to cheat on their wives, and despite thinking some of them are quite ok characters, at some point in the film, we get to each each of their true colours. This could have easily been a cheap excuse for some voyeuristic pleasure, but turns out to be a tight and entertaining thriller.