Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Uninvited

The Uninvited (2009), is a remake of an Asian horror film of the same name. Let's just say, if you're a fan of movies like The Ring or The Eye, then you will probably like this one.
The story follows Anna (Emily Browning), a teenage girl who witnessed her mothers suspicious death and has suffered from the experience ever since. She is sent to a mental hospital to rehabilitate her, and when she seems fine again, she returns home. Upon her return, she finds out that her father (David Strathairn) has fallen in love with her mother's former nurse, Rachel (Elizabeth Banks). Anna knows there is something wrong with her new step-mothers past, and she enlists the help of her sister Alex (Arielle Kebbel) to investigate who Rachel really is. What they find is pretty traumatic for the sisters.
The movie is a typical thriller, and draws a few similarities to last years 'Passengers' (do not watch that movie, you have been warned). It is not gory, just very creepy, and it's twist at the end is probably the best thing about this movie. Entertaining as it is, the movie suffers from a bad script and heaps of expected frights, which is not what a thriller should have. The directors are the Guard brothers, who you can expect more from in the future, especially low-budget thrillers like this one.
If you like thrillers, then you probably wont be disappointed by this one. However, if you don't like being scared on purpose, then you should probably avoid this flick.

1 comment:

You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.


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