Horror alum Danielle Harris stars in this repetitive and uninspired film. She plays the part of Amy Barret, a woman seemingly trapped in a malevolently staffed hospital while simultaneously caught in a time loop. She learns that she must somehow manage to escape her setting before an impending hurricane hits or she risks being stuck in this loop forever.
Watching this film, you will fully understand her eagerness to abscond. Time after time, the audience is forced to reset with the main character and watch her repeat activities, ad nauseam. Many will likely find this tiresome, as there are few notable additions to each re-run back through. Lethargy and restlessness set in early and the audience is never really given any real rescue to speak of.
The acting in this film is subpar and sophomoric, with writing and pacing equally as bad. The doctors & nurses laughably telegraph their malicious intent, which I can only assume was unintended. While the supporting cast do have moments wherein they are given opportunities to stretch their range occasionally, they often suffer the similar difficulties in the art of subtlety. Scene after cringe-worthy scene is filled with the kind of over acting that you’d expect to witness in a street pantomime, except here you can’t just smile awkwardly or drop a dollar in a hat and move on.
Unfortunately for both the main character and the audience,the suffering is unceasing, even after reaching the zenith. It all felt as if the producers had fully expected the gore scenes & the climax to extinguish this dumpster fire…it does not. Not dissimilarly to the hospital staff, the director (Christopher Lawrence Chapman) clearly decided at some point to ignore the Hippocratic Oath, which is to “above all else, do no harm.” Perhaps the title of this feature was intended as a hint, “Inoperable” is exactly that.