10 September 2016

The Gift: The Best Suspense-Thriller Movie of 2015

I remember, it is the movie What Lies Beneath that I have seen the last time that really scare me. The plot, the location, and Michelle Pfeiffer's eyes will hang you to wait for more.

This time, there is another suspense-thriller movie that I enjoyed watching, The Gift.

Storyline: Simon and Robyn are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned until a chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon's high school sends their world into a harrowing tailspin. Simon doesn't recognize Gordo at first, but after a series of uninvited encounters and mysterious gifts prove troubling, a horrifying secret from the past is uncovered after more than 20 years. As Robyn learns the unsettling truth about what happened between Simon and Gordo, she starts to question: how well do we really know the people closest to us, and are past bygones ever really bygones?  Written by STX Entertainment

Directed and written competently by Aussie actor Joel Edgerton, "The Gift" is an extreme psychological thriller that smartly doesn't bow to violence or blood. It is one of the better movies of 2015. Jason Bateman is cast oddly in a role away from his usual comedy and does a good job as the lead character. There's a strange mystery to unravel, and Edgerton with his film making team are up to the task. Edgy music and strange camera views bolster the foreboding story. While not wholly original in its premises, it's execution is stellar. Rebecca Hall leads the acting, Edgerton plays an odd-ball sufficiently. Edgerton has written a few other films, but this looks to be his directorial debut, and he did very well. (Review from IMDb)

Why I like this movie: 
not many lead cast.
The soundtrack is suave, not noisy.
It's not a violent movie.
I love the gracefulness as well as the vulnerability of Rebecca Hall on her role, plus, I love her haircut.
Lastly, the ending puts you hanging with nothing. It keeps me thinking all day afterwards that.

Watch it and you will never regret it!

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