Run Sweetheart Run

I have been looking at this on the My Stuff section on Prime for a couple of weeks. I finally decided that it was time to watch Run Sweetheart Run. I did not expect to get what I wound up getting.

According to IMDB, “Initially apprehensive when her boss (Clark Gregg) insists she meets with one of his most important clients, single mom Cherie (Ella Balinska) is relieved and excited when she meets charismatic Ethan (Pilou Asbæk). The influential businessman defies expectations and sweeps Cherie off her feet. But at the end of the night, when the two are alone together, he reveals his true, violent nature. Battered and terrified, she flees for her life, beginning a relentless game of cat-and-mouse with a bloodthirsty assailant hell-bent on her utter destruction.

It turned out that the assailant was a supernatural force that was nearly unstoppable and I did not think the movie was going there. With the unexpected twist, the film wound up to be quite fun.

Ella Balinska, who I have not seen in very many projects, does a great job as Cherie, the woman who was being pursued by Ethan. She was easy to root for and showed how much of a kick ass she turned out to be. She is an actor that you should keep an eye on, because I think she could be a big star (she could be an exceptional Ororo).

It was fun watching the desperate struggle for survival and how creative the film was in helping keep Cherie alive despite what seemed impossible odds.

Yes, there are some fairly obvious themes of female empowerment and how they are being held down, but there is a lot of enjoyment to be had.

It was awesome to see Clark Gregg again, though he does not appear in the film that much. I miss Agent Coulson so much that I liked his short appearance here.

Run Sweetheart Run was better than I thought it would be and I am glad it finally got off my queue.

3.6 stars

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