Danny Margosis is a writer/producer for sitcoms and movies in Hollywood. Currently, he works at StarCam as the VP of Talent.
In Source Code, Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) seems confused about what's happening to him. And for most of the movie, so does the viewer. Captain Stevens is an Army helicopter pilot that wakes up isolated in some sort of capsule only to discover he's part of a government experiment to help divert a disaster in Chicago that could save millions of lives. A bomb has exploded on a commuter train killing hundreds of innocent people but the bomber has much bigger plans to detonate a dirty bomb in the heart of the city. The "source code" is a scientific experiment which allows someone (in this case Gyllenhaal) to go back in time and relive the last eight minutes of a particular person's life by inhabiting his or her body. In this case, that person is a commuter on the train. Gyllenhaal is sent back to the train several times to find out who planted the bomb, thus averting disaster. Of course he falls in love with Christina (Michelle Monaghan), one of the commuters and is determined to save her life. Vera Farmiga plays Captain Carol Goodwin and Jeffrey Wright her boss, Dr. Rutledge, who designed the source code. Their mission is to keep sending Gyllenhaal back on the doomed train until he figures out who the bomber is. Not surprisingly, in the end, Jake saves the day and many lives, only to give up his own.
Director Duncan Jones does the best he can with writer Ben Ripley's script to keep this science fiction mystery thriller moving and keep the viewer engaged even though they have no idea what's really going on. All in all, I enjoyed the movie and recommend it.