Not the will you're looking for.
When her powerful father passes away, Lauren Monroe (Lily Collins) a recently appointed distract attorney gets the short end of his will. Her younger brother William (Chance Crawford) is currently running for office and inherits 20 million dollars. Lauren inherits one million, and a sealed envelope with a set of keys and a flash drive apology from her father stating this burden is now hers. On her own, Lily follows his instructions and goes to an underground bunker on her family's property and finds out there's a man, Warren(Simon Pegg) who has been chained up there for the past 30 years. Thanks, dad.
There is something about this movie that I simply cannot wrap my head around. It's not the only film to do this, plenty of others do it too and I never understand it but here most of all.....Lauren choses to tell her spouse NOTHING about what is going on. They're not written to have problems, they're seemingly in a loving relationship and have a child, yet when Lauren gets handed keys to a bunker and an ominous message from her father, she blows her husband off instead of being like "hey, this is weird, come with me." This is completely unrealistic to me. There is no way I wouldn't be telling my spouse about this. There's no way I'd be inspecting an underground bunker without him either, we would've immediately been in this together. I would understand if he was an ex or they had problems, but they don't. And she dodges him and her kid for the rest of the movie. It's so frustrating. What's the point of being married?
Rant aside, this movie is very engaging and Collins and Pegg are both good, however the script lets us down overall. In flashbacks, we learn Lauren chose to practice civil law to help those who need it instead of representing her father's friends, which causes a huge rift between them. Lauren is pointed out as being kind hearted multiple times in this film, yet she is wildly hostile to Warren immediately and never shows that she's anything other than calculating until the script makes her do something beyond stupid for the sake of plot.
Ultimately, the 3rd act kind of throws the rest of the film out the window. Pegg, who is great for the first 2/3 of this movie goes kind of off the rails which did make me laugh a bit, but I doubt that was the filmmaker's intention. There's also the stupid thing I mentioned earlier that they make Lauren do, which I also can't get over because it makes no logical sense.
I know in my heart this movie is bad, but I didn't have a bad time watching it. Dumb things aside, I was never bored and it was fun to guess what was going to happen next.
Recommended: Yes if you can find it for free, no if you have to pay for it.
Memorable Quote: "A lawyer, a banker, a politician. An unholy trinity." - Warren (Simon Pegg)