Exposed (2016; Declan Dale aka Gee Malik Linton) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 20
“Nobody likes you!”
After unsuccessfully suing to have their names removed from the episode, Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell enter a fugue state to review the utterly indecipherable Keanu Reeves thriller Exposed.
A catastrophe on every imaginable level, Exposed was originally titled Daughter of God, before getting hacked to pieces by Lionsgate and dumped onto North American VOD.
As ambiguity crosses over into incoherence, Daniel and Corky wonder what’s wrong with Keanu’s face, while also discussing albino aliens, birthday cupcakes and unearned plot twists.
U.S. VOD/DVD release date: March 29, 2016
Critics scores: 9 on Rotten Tomatoes; 23 on Metacritic
This week’s craft beer: Bro-Kini Hazy IPA, a collaboration between Latitude 33, Pizza Port, Burgeon Beer and Culver Beer (6.6% ABV)
This week’s Darer: David Paul
Why did DP dare Daniel and Corky to watch Exposed? “I watched ten minutes of this Keanu Reeves supernatural detective movie, mostly to figure out if Keanu is wearing a prosthetic face. I couldn’t take the stench of this film long enough to figure it out. Clearly a job for Team Dare Daniel.”
IMDB synopsis: “A police detective investigates the truth behind his partner’s death. The mysterious case reveals disturbing police corruption and a dangerous secret involving an unlikely young woman.”
This week’s referenced movies: The Matrix; Boogie Nights; Lord of the Rings trilogy; Bram Stoker’s Dracula; Pan’s Labyrinth; the Star Wars prequels; National Lampoon’s Animal House; Shining Through; the Fifty Shades trilogy; Collateral Beauty
Ratings for Exposed: Daniel – Double Dare; Corky – Double Dare