Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Trade

Synopsis - When 13-year-old Adriana is kidnapped by sex traffickers in Mexico City, her 17-year-old brother, Jorge, sets off on a desperate mission to save her. Trapped by an underground network of international thugs who earn millions exploiting their human cargo, Adriana's only friend throughout her ordeal is Veronica, a young Polish woman captured by the same criminal gang. As Jorge dodges overwhelming obstacles to track the girl's abductors, he meets Ray, a Texas cop whose own family loss leads him to become an ally. From the barrios of Mexico City and the treacherous Rio Grande border, to a secret Internet sex slave auction and a tense confrontation at a stash house in suburban New Jersey, Ray and Jorge forge a close bond as they frantically pursue Adriana's kidnappers before she is sold and disappears into a brutal underworld from which few victims ever return.

Review - Yea I was hopping for a good one from this movie, something similar to Crash, the movie about drugs. However, I ended up feeling nothing much after this movie. Yes the movie does give us a slight glimpse of how human trafficking is done in our world today but it doesn't show the reality of it. You can see its just pure acting. Sad because this movie could have gone the distance and raise awareness but it ended up becoming just another movie that's all.

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