Which Unhinged Character Are You? Unhinged Quiz

<span class="author-by">by</span> Samantha <span class="author-surname">Stratton</span>

by Samantha Stratton

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“America’s Heartland,” read the license plates in the unnamed state where the thriller “Unhinged” takes place. The implication is that the horrors that occur over the course of one unusually eventful day—as well as the rage that motivates them in the first place—could occur anywhere, even in a seemingly wholesome, secure part of the country. (For the record, “Unhinged” was filmed in Louisiana, home of film production tax breaks.)

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That much is clear from the montage of misery that precedes director Derrick Borte’s gritty film’s opening titles. Images of traffic jams, car crashes, rioting, and random violence are juxtaposed with talk radio reports of job losses, general despair, and—critically because it lays the groundwork for the mayhem to come—woefully underfunded and understaffed police forces. “You have to protect yourself these days,” a random, worried voice says. “We’re going backward,” another says. Also, you must try to play this Unhinged quiz.

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However, the script by Carl Ellsworth (“Disturbia,” “The Last House on the Left”) seeks to exploit the nation’s malaise for cheap and gory B-movie jolts. Rather than exploring legitimate feelings of disenfranchisement across the United States (which, arguably, led to our current presidential administration), “Unhinged” indulges in such fears and frustrations in a tawdry manner. It appears that you are correct in your distrust of your neighbors. After all, we live in a world where a minor squabble at a traffic light can spark an all-day road rage spree that leaves multiple bloodied bodies in its wake. Also, you will find out which Unhinged character are you in this quiz.

Russell Crowe is the chaos agent who is driving this paranoid pursuit, both literally and metaphorically. Only referred to as The Man—because he could be any of us, get it?— Crowe is vastly overqualified to play this ill-defined character. So much so that you’re left wondering why he’d say yes. The few pleasures “Unhinged” provides come from the highs and lows he manages to navigate. The Man is either rampaging with all his bearded, burly might, which is unintentionally amusing, or he’s toying with his prey in a menacing rumble, which is sporadically effective. Crowe’s character is subtly menacing at first, like a malevolent Foghorn Leghorn in an oversized pickup truck, but eventually reveals himself to be impossibly indestructible.

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His rage is directed at a harried hairdresser named Rachel (Caren Pistorius), a single mother who is already having a bad day when she clashes with The Man. She rushes out the door, as usual, to drive her tween son Kyle (Gabriel Bateman) to school, but she gets stuck in traffic no matter where she turns. She’s in an understandably bad mood after squabbling with her ex and losing her best client when she gets stuck behind The Man, and perhaps lays on the horn of her beat-up Volvo station wagon a little too heavily when he refuses to go on a green light.

But she doesn’t know what we know about The Man from the film’s fiery prologue: He’s having a worse morning than she is, and he’s dangerous.

The majority of “Unhinged” is spent with The Man stalking and terrorizing Rachel and everyone close to her, including her best friend/divorce lawyer (Jimmi Simpson) in one particularly tense scene at a coffee shop. Despite moments like that, which Borte executes well, we’re mostly left with the uneasy feeling that we’re supposed to sympathize with this guy for snapping. He’s been dealt a bad hand. Who could blame him? The Man is expressing his rage in extreme ways, but he is not fundamentally wrong, “Unhinged” appears to believe. This becomes an increasingly untenable position, however, as Crowe’s character becomes more brazen and the death toll rises. The way he physically brutalizes Rachel and her young son is especially gratuitous, though it does result in a shocking act of violence best described as Chekhov’s haircutting scissors. Pistorius does a good job of expressing various states of panic throughout, but she’s mostly reacting to Crowe’s improbable omnipresence.

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