Life Tracker (2013)
Stars: Barry Finnegan; Rebecca Marshall; Matt Dallas
IMDB Rating: 5.0
Plot: Dillon stumbles on a little known news story about a company called Life Tracker Limited, which claims it has discovered a way to predict biological events in a human’s life by looking at their DNA. Everyone views the story as a modern day form of palm reading that will go nowhere, but Dillon keeps turning on his camera when he finds articles on the Internet or hears about it on the news. The story keeps getting bigger. People all over the world are paying tons of money to see if their DNA shows any trace of disease, or future children, or when they’ll die. With little to no resources, Dillon is left to guerrilla style street interviews and filming the reactions of his small group of friends. When Dillon, his best friend Scott, and Scott’s girlfriend Bell all get their futures predicted their lives start to change… along with the world itself. Nothing is physically changed in any single person’s day-to-day life, but the ideas that have been put in people’s heads convince them to flip the world upside-down. That’s when things start to get out of hand. From the intimate relationships in our every day lives, to the literal future of the human race, nothing will ever be the same after Life Tracker.
Review: “What if” you could know details of your future from your DNA print? An interesting concept to say the least.
The film starts out pretty slow, with Dillon (Barry Finnegan) being the eternal procrastinator who never finishes what he starts. That is until he stumbles upon a little known news story about DNA tracking, where a company “Life Tracker Ltd” has announced that they can track future events of a person’s life by tracking their DNA.
The two other main characters of this film (Bell & Scott) lend a hand to Dillon’s film project and join on on the ride to finish what he started.
Friendships are tested to breaking point in this doco-style film (turned time-capsule film), as each one of them get their “future read”. Such as Bell (Rebecca Marshall) finding out she would have kids to Dillon (and not Scott, as she had planned to), and the Belfast Clock and World Clock ticking down to Doomsday.
When DDay clock expires for Belfast, and no great apocalypse has happened, life goes on… Or so we think. Rather than say anything more about the storyline, and what unfolds, I will only say that you will need to see this film.
While there are no zombies, aliens, or ghosts lurking about in this “found footage” film (thank goodness for that), there is enough suspense to keep you watching until the very end, and I just wish that there were more films like this, but even though those are few and far between.
The acting is believable by the three main actors of this film. Dillon is the apartment manager, stuck in a job he really does not like, struggling with his own fate of being the forever “friend-zoned” lonely guy who never finishes what he starts. Bell is the girlfriend of Scott, who has big dreams for her life, most of which involve Scott. Scott is cruisy and almost BFF’s with Dillon.
“Life Tracker” gives you something to think about. I would highly recommend this film to anyone who is looking for a good “found footage” film.
My Rating: 9 out of 10