Danny Boyle's films have always been characterized for their challenging nature and visual flair, but his last two works "127 Hours," and "Slumdog Millionaire" were considerably tame compared to other pieces in his oeuvre. However, his latest work "Trance" promises to return Boyle to the stylish exuberance that launched his career.
Simon (James McAvoy), an art auctioneer, helps a gang steel the painting of Goya's "Witches in the Air." During the escape, Simon attempts to stop gang leader Franck (Vincent Cassel) and wounds up getting knocked out. When he awakens from a coma, Simon is captured by the gang and tortured until he reveals where he hid the painting. However, Simon is suffering from amnesia and cannot remember. In order to extract the memory, Franck hires hypnotist Elizabeth (Rosario Dawson) to help in the search. From here, the film takes a number of unexpected twists and turns that will test the audience's ability to differentiate between what is real and what isn't. Continue Reading