What would you do if your dad died in the World Trade Center, you were a kid, and you were the last person to hear his phone message right before he died? Well, you might get a little anxious, a bit OCD and who knows what else. In real life, Thomas Horn was a Jeopardy winner, when a casting agent saw him. He’d never acted before but either he was born to it, he had very good direction, or both.
Horn becomes obsessed with a key he finds in his dad’s closet and literally maps the city trying to uncover what he’s decided is a mystery his deceased dad wants him to unravel. Along the way he meets a couple hundred New Yorkers including one he never expected to meet. Max Von Sydow, as always, is great. So was Viola Davis. I haven’t seen her in much besides The Maids. Made me want to see more of her work.