Liam Hemsworth takes his steely blue eyes to the cutthroat world of corporate America in thriller Paranoia, a film that you might appreciate even if you're not a fan of incredibly hot guys.
Liam Hemsworth takes his steely blue eyes to the cutthroat world of corporate America in thriller Paranoia, a film that you might appreciate even if you're not a fan of incredibly hot guys. Hemsworth stars as Adam Cassidy, a driven junior employee at a major cell phone company in Manhattan. Though obviously talented (and supersexy), Adam botches the pitch of his life, and talking back to boss Nick Wyatt (Gary Oldman) gets him booted from the premises. But wait! Turns out Wyatt wants him for a special job; he wants Adam to become a mole in the competitor's company. I know this all sounds very cliché, but the story is cleverly constructed, and Hemsworth is actually impressive as a leading man. Allow me to explain.
Once he's infiltrated Jock Goddard's (Harrison Ford) sprawling cell phone empire, he clumsily begins his search for their next prototype. His first discovery is that he's already had a recent one-night-stand with the company's head of marketing (Amber Heard), which only helps him gain access. He cozies up to Jock, exploiting their common personal tragedies to forge an emotional bond. Hemsworth is great at walking that line between pretending to be the caring employee, and seeming like an actual caring employee. It's hard to know when, if ever, his moral fiber deteriorates. Sure, he's committing corporate espionage for a sizable chunk of money, but his dad (Richard Dreyfuss) is dying and needs surgery! Again, cliché, but again, it's kind of well done. Find out more about what I thought of Paranoia when you read more.