Friday, 28 August 2015

THE GIFT

A young married couple's lives are thrown into a harrowing tailspin when an acquaintance from the husband's past brings mysterious gifts and a horrifying secret to light after more than 20 years. -- IMDB

Written and directed by Australia's Joel Edgerton (and also starring), THE GIFT is a brilliant movie. From the opening frame there is a deep sense of unease.  At first, it looks like it's going to be a standard thriller about a couple who move into a new house and are terrorised by a stranger. But then it takes a turn that makes this a fresh, on-the-edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller. The writing is excellent, totally believable, legitimately terrifying, brilliantly acted, challenging our expectations, and with a great message. Unlike so many thrillers, this one is not overdone. It is being praised by critics and general viewer alike. Whatever you do, don't miss it!


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