A few days ago, Nate (George Katt) has seen what he believed to be a
UFO, and only today, he has actually managed to capture it on his camera
... but when he tries to "sell" this story to his wife Paige
(Jen Burry), she totally doubts him and even makes excuses to not see his
videos, just because all his former conspiracy theories have had little to
no merit to them at all ... and before you know it, what could have been the
greatest discovery of all times ends as just another subject to bicker
about, as Nate and Paige seem like a couple that has been along for a bit
too long, and while Paige is the rational one, Nate is the dreamer, and
the better they know each other, the less they want to compromise. So
maybe aliens are not the problem at all - just them being alienated ...
maybe-alien-invasion, boiled down to a couple agruing about the tiniest of
things (plus the occasional intervention of Taylor Negron) who just fail
to see the bigger pattern - it's an interesting concept because it sounds
absurd but it's actually very realistic at the same time. Sure, some
things are exaggerated, but at the core it says as much about
relationships as it says about today's society and conspiracy theories and
the different depicitons of truth just to fit one's beliefs. And that all
said, Alienated is actually an actors' movie, where there's little to
distract from their performances - and George Katt and Jen Burry really
bring their characters, and much more important, their relationship to
life, one does get both their points, however far apart they may be ...
and that's what makes that movie, that is not a conspiracy thriller
despite its premise, work rather beautifully!