A timely review this time!
I never go out on a date without hitting the movie theater because why would I enjoy anything less?
Today I watched The Gift!
The movie revolves around an asshole bully, his oblivious wife, and their new start in life when a person from the past steps back in.
But like any good thriller–and this one did better than expected–there are more twists and turns than in a ballet recital.
Not to drop into too much detail, Asshole is doing well. As Assholes do in these movies. Wife, however, is a little different.
Wife has a few issues.
Where Shutter’s “hero” only became a monster near the end (toward his wife) our Asshole here doesn’t hold back. Twists words, has access to background checks, the works.
And the man after him? A cringeworthy, sad person with emotional issues.
The whole movie balances on a deception you can’t see coming. (You could if you weren’t caught in the hero’s depravity, I’m sure, but not when you’re just so furious and disgusted with the Asshole.)
The whole thing goes from some small bullying to full on destroying lives. Innocent lives.
We loved it.
We didn’t have high hopes. Actually, we were really only in it to cringe at how clingy the new friend became, but unlike a lot of nonlinear/gray movies, the ending served everyone exactly what they deserved.
If you’re scared of this kind of intimacy between two rival people, I wouldn’t recommend. It’s depraved. (Have I already said that?)
If you need to see someone get a dose of their own medicine, get in early. We expect full theaters after today.
This movie got 93% on Rotten Tomatoes! Usually, movie reviews are hit and miss with me on there but they got this one on the money!
You can get this movie on DVD on October 27. (19 days after this update!)