Shantell Yasmine Abeydeera, Emily Goss, Guinevere Turner, Todd Lowe
… not just an exciting thriller but also a beautiful contemporary love story.
Emily and Jazz are an attractive celebrity couple who appear to have it all. Even a baby is on the way. There is a palpably harmonious connection between these dual protagonists, made believable by Emily Goss as Olivia, and Shantell Yasmine Abeydeera playing Jazz. Abeydeera, incidentally, also came up with the Healed story and sensorial soundtrack for the film.
So, why should the established partners attend a wellness retreat? The promotion of a product is all that is expected in exchange for their participation, with magical benefits promised by Guinevere Turner’s Georgia; they are seduced. A journey into unexpected passages, of past and present selves, soaked in layers of influence, is underway.
Expect to be gripped, hanging on for the ride and hoping all the way that a foreshadowed Black-Mirror-esque nightmare doesn’t give way to inescapable quagmire. Speculations might arise, in the form of a familiarly relevant questioning over what can happen when ancient mouldy codes grow into the programming of present-day tech.
For some viewers, the scenarios that we cheer our girls through, could hit close to the bone – whether the issues brought up resonate completely, or as variations of a theme most people have to deal with in their own lives; echoes of outdated, anti-choice beliefs threatening to invade the aural portals and suppress any inner thoughts, and at worst, completely obliterate all individuality and freedom.
As pure entertainment, Healed is not just an exciting thriller but also a beautiful contemporary love story. The only glaring flaw could be that the fast progression of action means that the film ends all too soon!