Insight Richard Gabai

Insight Richard Gabai
Director Richard Gabai attempts, and fails, to entertain audiences with his pseudo-quasi supernatural thriller, Insight. In the first minutes, viewers are introduced to Kaitlyn (Natalie Zea), an ER nurse who accidentally gets electrocuted by a defibrillator after she's distracted by the dying words of Alison (Angeline-Rose Troy), a stabbing victim she's trying to help. During her brief recovery, Kaitlyn finds out that the victim died while on the operating table, but Kaitlyn is convinced the dying girl was trying to tell her who killed her. After receiving "supernatural" visions of Alison's death, Kaitlyn enlists handsome detective Peter Rafferty (Sean Patrick Flanery) to help her with her "Scooby" investigation, in between aiding her cancer-ridden mother (Veronica Cartwright), who just so happens to materialize in her bed whenever Kaitlyn needs to talk to her. Although Insight strives to be the next iconic Hitchcockian thriller, its execution feels more like a polished made-for-television film of an ancient John Sandford novel. Anyone who's ever watched a trashy thriller on a Sunday afternoon will be able to see the unintentionally funny twist coming a mile away ― that is, if they're able to withstand the incoherent, boring plot lines. The only noteworthy moments in the film are the inexplicable cameo appearances from actors from the Whedonverse and the derisory PG-13 love scene between Kaitlyn and Detective Rafferty late in the film. Insight isn't the worst limited release thriller one can sit through, but it's definitely one that will be easily forgotten minutes after the end credits. The special features include a five-minute behind-the-scenes featurette where the cast and crew urge viewers to grab friends and popcorn to watch this "high-class" psychological thriller, and also a slew of PHASE 4 trailers for more entertaining independent films like Another Happy Day, Forget Me Not and Absentia. (Phase 4)