As I sat watching Trespass, I could not help but feel like I have seen this before. I felt as if I had seen stories very similar to this before. I swear this same type of tale has been spun before on the big screen in better fashion. What it came down to is that my experience could be likened to a series of cloudy memories to other movies that I enjoyed more. In a way it made Trespass all the more enjoyable, and this is one movie that can use whatever it can get. This home invasion flick relies on familiarity, constantly moving pieces, and little thought. If you just go along with it you will be much better off. Actually, put it on as background noise while you do whatever; drift in and out of the narrative and you may have a good time.
Trespass had a brief theatrical run before debuting on VOD, which seems to be turning into a much more viable distribution method. We are moving into a new era and new distribution models are appearing. It gives hope of finding an audience to movies like this, featuring big name stars, a recognizable director, and a tale that seems to exist solely to provide paychecks to those involved. It doesn't necessarily mean they are bad movies, but they are a notch or two below big theatrical releases (well, that might be debatable).
Kyle Miller (Nicolas Cage) is a diamond broker who spends a lot of time away from his family. Kyle's wife is named Sarah (Nicole Kidman); she is distant, yet desperate for attention. The couple of a rebellious (aren't they all?) teen daughter, Avery (Liana Liberato). They are the victims of an invasion by a a group led by Elias and Jonah (Ben Mendelsohn and Cam Gigandet). They are intent on getting a cache of diamonds and money they believe Kyle to be in possession of.