I really am conflicted about the documentary Abducted in Plain Sight. Like, to my core conflicted. It is a documentary I abhorred. And yet, it was a movie I couldn’t take my eyes off of.
Generally, here at THiNC., I talk about crazy time traveling movies. Closed box movies. I talk about mind job movies that wouldn’t normally hit your radar in a million years because you are too busy being distracted by other movies that aren’t worth your time! hahaha. But movies like Green Room, 10×10, ARQ, or the phenomenal movie I reviewed yesterday, Always Shine, are normally where I point our attention. But occasionally I have brought documentaries to your attention. Films like the mindblowingly good Icarus, Command and Control, or maybe the more relaxing, Gentleman of Letters – regardless, my point being, I occasionally bring you documentaries. Believe you me.
But with this one, Abducted in Plain Sight, gah. I already know I’m not going to make it a THiNC. Approved movie (which, if you want to see my list of recommended movies, you can always watch this link right here.) Even so, it’s still a train wreck of a movie. A movie that once you start, you won’t be able to stop.
Generally on this site, I do full scale deconstruction and theorizing for our discussion purposes. But as this is just historical fact, it won’t do us any good to break it down. Though if you guys want to discuss it, I’d be happy to join in the conversation in the comments. Regardless, it’s a crazy little story about how a man manipulated an entire family in order to get access to the twelve and fourteen year old