Naomi Watts and Viggo Mortensen star in this film about a Russian mafia family whose security is threatened when Watts finds a diary containing secrets from a rape victim that could put them away for a very long time. The movie flows along with an incredible story behind that might at times confuse the audience but nevertheless is there. Naomi Watts plays the character of Anna who is just trying to get the girl’s diary translated because the girl was pregnant and died giving birth meaning that if Watts doesn’t find a family member the child will go into foster care. She finds a card in the diary that leads her to the home of this family and she informs the owner of the building, who is the father, of the diary.
This sets off a chain of events in which the father is in dire need of getting that diary in order to destroy the evidence. Viggo is constantly seen next to Vincent Cassel who is the son of the father played by Armin Mueller Stahl. Viggo constantly interacts with Watts’ character claiming that he knows nothing and is only the driver of Cassel. In a series of twists and turns after Anna gets the diary translated by her uncle she is led to realize what kind of trouble she’s put herself and her family in.
The plot is complicated even further by other key stories which I will not mention here so as to not spoil the movie. Just know that Eastern Promises is a delight to watch. It is a movie with an excellent screenplay and the acting is top notch. After seeing this movie you will feel the need to discuss it with your friends and family members. It is a thrill ride of a movie and it gets a 4/5 from me.