The Gift (2015)

6.9

Movie

Australia, China
English
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
2015
JOEL EDGERTON
Adam Lazarre-White, Allison Tolman, Beau Knapp
108 min

What it's about

Simon and Robyn are a young married couple whose life is going as planned until a chance run-in with Simon's high school acquaintance sends their world into a tailspin.

The take

The Gift is Joel Edgerton's directoral debut, a twisted and smart thriller that sneaks up on you where you least expect it. He also stars in it as Gordo, a friend from the past that enters a new couple's life (played by Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall) and brings a secret that has been hidden for decades. A very "movie" movie, it has enough in it that's original and enough that's not to make for a very enjoyable 100 minutes.

Comments

Jason Bateman plays a shockingly great detestable character and you are left wondering who you are rooting for. Distrubing, fantastic movie.

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