June 10th, 2011



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Still of Adrien Brody in WreckedStill of Adrien Brody in WreckedStill of Adrien Brody in Wrecked

A man trapped in a car wreck at the bottom of a ravine must overcome incredible odds to survive.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 5.1/10 (5,676 voted)

Critic's Score: 61/100

Director: Michael Greenspan

Stars: Adrien Brody, Caroline Dhavernas, Ryan Robbins

A man awakens in a mangled car-wreck at the bottom of a steep cliff. Injured and trapped inside, with no memory of how he got there or who he is, he must rely on his most primal instincts to survive. But as he attempts to free himself from the carnage and escape an impossible situation, a darker side is revealed. Even if he manages to survive, the man may have to face the horrible consequences of an earlier, forgotten life.

Adrien Brody - Man
Caroline Dhavernas - Woman
Ryan Robbins - George Weaver
Adrian G. Griffiths - Raymond Plazzy (as Adrian Hughes)
Adrian Holmes - Man in the Woods
Lloyd Adams - Eric Stapleton
Mark McConchie - Security Guard (as Mark Mcconchie)
Jacob Blair - Park Ranger


Official Website: IFC Films [United States] | Official site |

Release Date: 10 June 2011

Filming Locations: Errington, British Columbia, Canada

Gross: $4,821 (USA) (10 April 2011)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

In order to immerse himself in the character's situation and mental state, Adrien Brody stayed in the woods overnight at the car wreck, completely alone, in the middle of a Canadian winter, while the rest of the cast and crew went back to their hotels.

Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): With broken lower leg bones the protagonist could in no way have moved the way he did.

[first lines]
Man: [weakly] Help!

User Review

Small film, simple story, but entertaining.

Rating: 6/10

Wrecked is an interesting little low budget film that has a fairly promising premise that should attract the viewers (because the poster certainly won't).

A man wakes up in a car wreck in the woods with no idea of who he is or why he got there, with his only company being that of the dead body in the seat next to him. It soon becomes apparent that help is not coming and he has to get out of the car. But once he's free, his troubles have only just begun, as he finds out that he is not alone in the woods.

There is a lot to like about this little film. Adrien Brody does a great job of displaying how painful and lonely it would be if one was trapped in this particular situation, and of course the film rests on his acting and the great imagery and camera work. The film never becomes too slow, and there is always a new little plot point or clue that leads the viewer on.

Of course one should not go into this film expecting a sordid tale of survival and battles with mountain lions. Instead, what we have is a psychological exploration, where the woods serve as the back drop for all of the character's guilts and desires, and soon we are doubting what is real and what isn't. Think of J.G. Ballard's "Concrete Island" or Stephen King's "Gerald's Game".

While it is ultimately weak with a so-so story, "Wrecked" is worth watching at least once just to enjoy the work of Brody and the fluid flow of the film.


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