Monday, March 11, 2013

Netflix Movie Monday

While browsing through the Netflix selection this weekend, The Imposter stood out to me.  I've always been a fan of crime shows and this seemed like a real life version of some Law and Order episode, so I decided to give it a go.

The Imposter is about a boy named Nicholas, who was 13 when he disappeared from San Antonio, TX.  Usually in missing person cases, if you don't hear back from them, it usually doesn't turn out well. Three years pass and his family expects the worst.  However, they get a call from Spain saying their son was found and is being held in a group home.  

Their "son" is actually a man in his early 20s named Frederic Bourdin, that has a history of taking on the identities of lost children all around the world.  A family member flies to Spain and somehow believes that the dark-skinned, brown-eyed Frenchmen is actually their long lost blonde haired, blue-eyed relative.

They travel back to Texas and somehow, everyone, including government workers, is fooled into believing Frederic is really Nicholas.  Everyone except a gray-haired, country private investigator who believes it's "all in the ears."

The movie is more of a documentary type flick.  Frederic, Nicholas' family and other people dealing with the situation are interviewed and the crazy story is told.  It's a bit messed up how some people in the movie are and there's plenty of head scratching movements, but it was an entertaining watch.

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