On a seemingly worry-free Ottawa morning, young Jenni Adams, daughter of U.S. Ambassador Patrick Adams, is snatched from right under the nose of her Secret Service detail. The blatant act has left the American authorities searching for answers with powerful pressure coming at them from every side. From senators all the way up to the President of the United States, the hunt is on to find this girl alive and return her to her family.
I had not heard of the Red Maple Leaf, and was hesitant to watch the film. My sister was able to persuade me to go watch it at The Hamilton Festival. I usually like to be entertained from beginning to end, and I have to say this film did the job. Right from the beginning you meet this workaholic detective and his family, who have such an amazing, fun relationship. Tragedy hits them early on, and he has loses everything. The detective gives up on life shortly after losing his family, but is convinced to take on the case of the U.S. Ambassador’s missing daughter. The detective has to deal with the missing girl’s emotional mother and seemingly apathetic father. As the story goes on you see how the detective continues to draw emotional parallels to his family heartbreak and this young girl’s case. As mentioned, at first I was hesitant to watch the film, but I can say this was probably one of the most entertaining story lines I have seen this year. You will be entertained from beginning to end, and the writers do a great job of creating a story line you can engross yourself in. Detective Palermo pulls on your heartstrings as his search runs from hot to cold throughout the film. I would definitely recommend this film!