A young botanist relocates to a small desert town to study an invasive plant species. While out on research, she comes to the aid of a downed plane only to find herself taken captive by an inexperienced drug mule who forces her to lead a trek across the sweltering desert to his drop. A local sheriff is drawn into the hunt as his rebellious daughter sets out to find the missing botanist, all the while being pursued by a local drug receiver.

  • Released: 2022-01-14
  • Runtime: 102 minutes
  • Genre: Crime, Thrillers
  • Stars: Lucy Hale, Nicholas Gonzalez, Leynar Gomez, Jorge A. Jimenez, Olivia Trujillo
  • Director: Jesse Harris
  • SnoopyStyle - 21 December 2022
    mid-level thriller
    Botanist Elly (Lucy Hale) is doing a plant survey in the desert. She befriends delinquent teen Alex Gomez (Olivia Trujillo). One night alone in the desert, she spots a plane crashing nearby. It's a drug plane and pilot Tomas (Leynar Gomez) takes Elly captive. She is forced to transport the drugs. Deputy Jose Gomez (Nicholas Gonzalez) is Alex's father. He is pushed to find the missing Elly. Guillermo (Jorge A. Jimenez) is the drug dealer looking for his missing drugs.

    This is a fine mid-level thriller. It could be better. It gets too convenient sometimes. Every one of these people are impossibly good at tracking. The first one is Guillermo. I don't know how he finds the crash site some 50 miles away unless there is a tracking device. If the plane has a tracking device, I don't know why Tomas wouldn't keep it with him. I get following tire tracks. Following foot prints is probably harder especially when they take a sharp turn like that. The writing has to be more careful than this. Characters cannot just magically track people like this. Otherwise, I like this simple premise and the high stakes drama.
  • jeroduptown - 23 May 2022
    Botany Bomb
    She's researching desert flowers (dull) when a little mini-plane with drugs and a newbie drug transport (hispanic) crashes and holds her hostage. The sheriff sucks and doesn't do anything to save anybody.