I'm not here to drop any spoilers (today), therefore no spoiler alert is necessary. (Disclaimer: I'm not responsible for the comments, so proceed with caution...)
I will say that the movie was pretty good and suspenseful. I went ready for the surprises that usually come with a thriller and that's what I received. Many of the viewers were yelling at the screen and jumping out of their seats, so...suspense you're looking for?
No Good Deed stars Taraji P. Henson and Idris Elba (both are executive producers of the thriller as well.) These two did an awesome job on screen together. I am SO here for their performance. From beginning to end, our attention was commanded. At the beginning of the movie we're introduced to their characters. We learn why Colin (Idris Elba) is a convict and why he was denied parole. We also learn about Terri (Taraji P. Henson.) We have the opportunity to understand (and perhaps empathize with) why she makes the choices she does without judging her too harshly. Terri is a stay at home mom, a devoted wife, a former prosecutor, a best friend living in a suburban area outside of Atlanta, Georgia, willing to lend a 'good deed' to a neighbor. Overall, it's an enjoyable movie that will have you at the edge of your seat. It is also good to observe what you should (or shouldn't do) if a stranger appears at your front door at night needing help (even if he is as good looking as Elba.)
- The first lesson we learn as children: don't talk to strangers. Okay, we're adults--we can talk to strangers, but be careful! Never give too much information.
- Even if you're pretending, someone (particularly a man if you're a woman) is ALWAYS at home! While going to the door to answer, yell back to them: "Don't worry honey, I'll get it!"
- Always question! No, you don't have to sound like an interrogator, but ask yourself questions and pay attention at all times.
- Never ignore your intuition. Always listen to those gut feelings and thoughts...proceed accordingly.
- Always place the safety of your children first. Even if it means 'the stranger' is inconvenienced, think about your children's safety first. I'm thinking it wouldn't have hurt Colin to walk a mile or two home after a car accident or to have sat outside while help was on the way. Selfish much? In 2014, nawww.... I think not. (I don't open the door for anyone unless they call first!) But, if all else fails, FIGHT with everything you've got!