Jorge Dorado’s “Anna” is one of those movies that looks really good, but the trailer really does it no favors. Well, the last parts of the trailer, anyway. Everything before that is pretty good, and it’s building and building and then finally — it ruins it by giving away the third act twist. Such a shame.
Anyways, it’s still worth watching, if just for Mark Strong’s strong (see what I did there?) presence as a psychic cop. Or P.I. I’m really not sure what he is in the movie, to be perfectly honest with you.
Leading man Mark Strong plays John Washington, a detective with the unique ability to enter people’s minds and memories (presumably to help people recall event details pertinent to solving cases). Washington takes on the case of a troubled teenage girl named Anna, played by up-and-coming young actress Taissa Farmiga, who is accused of an attempted triple homicide. To uncover the mystery surrounding Anna and her story, Washington will enter her mind and try to find out the truth: is Anna capable of killing, or is there something hidden in her memories that shows otherwise?
Starring Mark Strong, Indira Varma, Taissa Farmiga, Brian Cox, Noah Taylor, and Rod Hallett
Anna is a bad girl this June 6th.