HCF Review - Off the Rails


Peter Bower (Adrien Brody) is a troubled man; trying to get his life and his career as a therapist together after the death of his daughter in an accident. The unpacked boxes in his new home suggests this isn’t working out, and it’s not a good sign that his wife shares the same traumatised expression on her face. It’s not helping that he seems to have moved them into a part of town where it never stops raining. This is a stylish, if drab and grey opening scenario coupled with a slick title sequence to set the tone. As Peter gets to work trying to help people attending his office, it’s soon pretty clear he needs more counselling than they do. But the worst is yet to come, and after an unscheduled visit from a strange teenage girl things start to veer off into more than a standard mystery. It’s about to become apparent that he’s being haunted by more than just his tragic past.