If you want to watch a surprisingly interesting movie, check out Locke, a 2013 British-American film written and directed by Steven Knight.
Essentially the entire story takes place at night inside Ivan Locke’s BMW as he drives from Birmingham to London, England. The only character we see during the film is Locke, played by Tom Hardy. Most of the production occurs in real time.
Locke leaves Birmingham the night before a large concrete pour that he was due to supervise the next day.
He decides to leave to be with a woman with whom he had a one-night stand, and who has called to tell him she is prematurely giving birth to their child.
During the course of a series of phone calls, Locke attempts to reassure the mother of his child, confess infidelity to his wife, and talk to his son. And even after being fired from his job, he coaches his assistant to prepare for a complex and difficult concrete pour.
If all of this sounds boring, believe me, it sounded that way to me too. But a good friend suggested that I must watch Locke. Give it a few minutes. You’ll be hooked. Watch it on a small screen in a dark room.
Locke is a compelling story of a man who truly takes personal responsibility for his actions by trying, as best he can, to make things right. Not a summertime superhero story ... just a real human hero story.