In "Locke," the title character of Ivan Locke (Tom Hardy) is chronicled as he drives from Birmingham to London. In a series of phone calls he takes using the bluetooth sync with his expensive sports car, viewers watch as Ivan fields both personal and professional calls, both of which are filled with stress and tense emotions.
In one call with his wife Katrina ( Ruth Wilson), Ivan explains that he's not coming home tonight. With a little prodding, Ivan admits that he got another woman, Bethan ( Olivia Colman), pregnant having cheated just once. In speaking to his sons, he is saddened to report that he won't be home to watch football with them. In calls with coworkers Donal (Andrew Scott) and Gareth (Ben Daniels), Ivan explains that he will not be supervising a very important construction job as planned the next morning and soon learns that he is fired as a result. And in conversations with his deceased father, who Ivan imagines in the back seat of the car, Ivan's pain and guilt comes to a head.
"Locke" comes highly reviewed but it will might have a struggle at the box office going up against films such as "Brick Mansions," "The Other Woman," "Transcendence," "A Haunted House 2," "Heaven is for Real," "Draft Day," "Under the Skin," "Dom Hemingway," "Joe," "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," "Sabotage," "Noah," "Blood Ties," the "Veronica Mars" movie, "Need for Speed."
I'm Not Coming Home
Katrina: "Hi, love"
Ivan Locke: "Hello, Karina, I have something, I have something to say."
Katrina: "What's happened?"
Ivan Locke: "I'm not coming home. I'll fix it and we'll all go back to normal."
$100 Million Worth of Losses
Donal: "We are facing $100 million worth of losses!"
Ivan Locke: "Listen, I will take care of it. I am trying to do the right thing."
Donal calls again to urge Ivan to reconsider and supervise the major job they have the next morning. While Ivan is not going to change his mind, he does vow to make things right.
Dad, Are You Coming Back?
Sean: "Hey, dad, are you coming back?"
Ivan Locke: "Sean, something's happened and I need you to hold it together for me. It will be a long night."
Ivan Locke: "You make one mistake, the whole world comes crashing down around you."Distraught, Ivan talks about how one mistake has ruined the happy and stable life he's created. He can try to repair the damage but the cracks in his foundation will forever be visible.