PG13 &nBsp; &nBsp; 90min&nBsp; &nBsp; 2003
“Thoughtcrimes” is about Freya McAllister suddenly starts hearing voices in her head on the night of her High School Prom. From then on her future ends and she is diagnosed as a violent schizophrenic and committed to a mental hospital where she spends the next eight years of her life in mental madness. One night Dr Michael Welles arrives telling Freya that she isn’t crazy but that her voices are the thoughts of everyone around her. He teaches her to turn her telepathic powers into a powerful gift. What he doesn’t say is that he works for the National Security Agency
I think this was plan as a “backdoor” pilot to a television series that never materialized. This was on of those ideas ahead of its time. Produced in 2003, this is the idea for television shows that networks are looking for, to fill the gaping lineup.
“Thoughtcrimes” had some out of the box thinking. It was also engaging, entertaining, and thought provoking. It made me wonder about people in psychiatric wards of hospital. How many people are misunderstood or deemed crazy that are in reality, higher evolved.
It was interesting because she wasn’t just ok with her ability. She had questions about the NSA motives, and how they would corrupt the use of her powers. In the end she came to accept the world around her but I would have loved to see her evolution as a character.
It was disappointing after reading up on this project and realize when I watched it, that it was not picked up. With all the major actors in other projects I just don’t think that if it was revived with different actors that it would have the same flare, that this particular cast brought.
Freya was acted by one of my favorite actress, Navi Rawat. She is a talented actress that has been given many chances to shine. She does a great job in any part that she’s won but I felt this would have been the part that would have moved her into the next level.
Joe Flanigan was great in his part and it was also one of the clues that let me know that it was an old pilot. At the time I saw this he was already cast on ‘Stargate: Atlantis’. He’s cool on that show and ‘Thoughtcrimes’ showed another aspect of why he was cast.
If you haven’t seen “Thoughtcrimes” then you should feel disappointed. It would have been a great show and it deserved to be produced. It was ahead of its time. It was an interesting premise, with loads of stories to be told and had a great cast that has gone on to show why they were cast in this film.
I give this a 4/5 Gs.