The Gift (2015)

Written and directed by Joel Edgerton.  Starring Edgerton, Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Allison Tolmin, Busy Phillips, David Denman, Tim Griffin, Beau Knapp, Wendall Pierce and P.J. Byrne.

Plot: a marriage is thrown into chaos when an aquaintance of the husbands brings a horrifying secret to light.


Simon (Bateman) and his wife, Robyn (Hall) move to California and immediately run into Gordo (Edgerton), who says he’s an old friend of Simon’s from school.  A little creepily, Gordo starts dropping by all the time, bringing gifts and things to the couple.  It bothers Simon, so Simon goes to talk to him about staying away and that’s when things start to get really strange.

I can tell you very little about the plot beyond this point in the movie because it would give too much away.  What I can say though, is that I was dissapointed in Edgerton by the end of it.  I understood his motive till the end and then it all sort of fell apart with one very malicious act.

Also, it wasn’t very horrific.  It wasn’t even very thrilling.  It was just sort of, sick.  I honestly don’t completely know what to do with this movie.  I mean, the cast was great and the story was compelling up to a point, but it wasn’t fun and not a movie I need to see again.

My score: 40.

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