The film takes place in one home throughout a few time frames and is told from Lisa's perspective -- which means Breslin is in nearly, if not every, scene. Whether she is alone or interacting with another actor, she is working hard to portray a strong young woman in incredibly creepy environs.
Secrets and lies carried the day in most of the five films I saw Monday at the Toronto International Film Festival. But then, aren't the most interesting movies built around them? It's so obvious that Mike Leigh used the idea as the title of one of his finest efforts.
Every once in a while a movie comes along that has no deep message; no car chases or tons of explosives; and what's best is it isn't in 3D. The purpose of these movies is just to entertain, and such a movie is New Year's Eve.