The hidden crisis of live video
Crime suspense has always been Netflix original movies are often chosen and very good at creating the type of subject matter, the just last year 2021 there are "Beckett" and "Intrusion" and many other similar styles works, and this year 2022 is no exception, following the end of the year to make people curious "Light The Night Season 2", this time "Brazen" choose to adult video sites as the theme This time, "Brazen" chose to take adult video sites as its theme, and also brought a fresh and interesting story to the audience.
"Brazen" cast roles
The opening scene of "Brazen" clearly introduced to the audience the characters and the background of the film, Elisa Milano played the lead role of Grace is a best-selling speculative novelist, and after the successful conclusion of a book launch, there was a follow-up promotional activities of Grace, suddenly received a phone call from his sister Catherine, although in the phone can not fully understand what happened, but because of the perceived urgency of the situation Grace also immediately boarded a plane and returned to her hometown in Washington.
The sister played by Emily Proctor, Catherine is a highly respected high school teacher, but underneath her serious exterior, she not only hides her identity as a part-time "abuser" at an adult website but also lost custody of her children because of drug addiction. Now that she's sober and has key evidence of her ex-husband's embezzlement from the family trust fund, she hopes to bring her children back, but things aren't going as smoothly as she'd hoped.
How good are the reviews for "Brazen"?
The main character of "Brazen", Grace, returns home and meets Ed, a police detective who lives next door. But just when the sister and the object of the affair were dating, just after the live broadcast ready to rest sister Catherine but in the home of an unknown person attacked, fell on the floor of the living room and died.
Due to the intense guilt and pain of losing her family, Grace, the protagonist of the novel, decided to investigate the case on her own, hoping to rely on her expertise accumulated from years of writing novels about patriarchal society and female exploitation to uncover the culprit behind the murder and avenge her sister's death, and this also started the main plot of "Brazen".
The development of the plot of "Brazen"
Based on Nora Roberts' best-selling novel of secrets, danger, and romance, which features Catherine's ex-husband as the prime suspect, Billy, a maintenance worker at the school where Catherine's teachers, and several students, as well as several clients who pay to watch Catherine's live adult broadcasts, "Brazen" uses Grace, a mystery novelist, to investigate the truth of the case on her own as the main axis of the story, providing not only a different perspective from the previous detective's case Angle but also in the process of her find the real killer, let Grace and Detective Ed between the ambiguous feelings and conflict of opinion, for the film collided with more sparks.
Although Ed, the hero of "Brazen", said that the case would be left to him, Grace, as the murdered Catherine's sister, how could she let go and give up? Therefore, each suspect has suspicion and motive, but the police have no decisive evidence to determine who is the real culprit, Grace, a novelist appointed by the police captain as a "case consultant" because of her fine observation and ability to investigate deeply into the hearts of people, also makes the later part of the story of "Brazen" develop in an interesting direction.
The truth of the ending of "Brazen"
In the whole movie of "Brazen", the director not only lets the audience see a mysterious person staring at Catherine's live video through the movie screen as if he had any intention but also through the two girls who were killed one after another, making this case a serial murder case. The reason behind this is to strengthen the element of "adult live streaming" in the film "Brazen", so that this industry, which people are less exposed to and not often seen in films and TV works, gives the film a different color.
In addition to the method and modus operandi of the crime, the psychological motivation of the perpetrator is the most interesting part of a mystery novel or movie. Therefore, at the end, when everyone is at a loss, the main character Grace attracts the real criminals by pretending to be an abusive girl, and then she finds the real killer who killed Catherine after learning that she was a pornographic website host and her love and fantasy were shattered. The ending is quite interesting in a way.
Conclusion of "Brazen" Review
Overall, "Brazen" is an "okay" film. Although it focuses on a serial murder case, the writer-director does not create as much suspense as many other works in the genre, but the film combines the themes of adult videos and masochism, not only wrapping in the dangers of the Internet, but also the need for a privacy to protect oneself from people. In addition to the main story locked in the virtual world, the movie also adds a love storyline between a novelist and a police detective who build reality on top of each other and develop through common interests. The truth is that the overall performance is a rare and special movie, at least to pass the time is not to feel angry.