There is much to admire in David Christensenís Six Figures. The Calgary filmmaker has a knack for getting true performances from his actors.
This is crucial, because for the film to work we must buy into these people.
Warner (JR Bourne) is in crisis mode. Heís just moved to Calgary, only to discover the city is more expensive to live in than heíd anticipated.
He desperately wants a way out and other people can see that, so when his wife is attacked he becomes the prime suspect. Warner wonders if heís blanked the memory of the crime out.
Itís Bourneís subtle and nuanced performance, and not the veiled whodunit nature of the plot that makes Six Figures compelling.