A tightly scripted cautionary tale about what happens when the lights go down in Southern California, hiding behind a generic action-thriller title. Matt (Kyle MacLachlan), his wife Annie (Elisabeth Shue) and baby Sarah live in suburban security, a world
away from the troubled streets of Los Angeles. But a total, inexplicable blackout quickly shows them that their modest piece of the American Dream -- nice house, decent neighbors, all the little luxuries money can buy -- isn't as secure as they thought. Screenwriter David Keopp's feature-directing
debut proves he's better than the glossy blockbusters -- JURASSIC PARK, et al.
-- on which he's made his reputat...