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The Gift (2015)

The Gift (2015)


Jason Bateman
Rebecca Hall
Joel Edgerton

Directed by Joel Edgerton

At the end of the movie I was nodding my head in approval of the masterpiece I had just witnessed. The Gift is an awesome movie, that will have you gripping your seat not because something scary was happening or someone was being killed or eaten. Nah, it is because you will not be able to cast your mind on the path the movie was going to take.

The moment everything looks familiar and you believe you know what is going to happen next or what has happened, get ready for another shocking turn of events.

This psychological thriller was made with the best intentions at heart, to give the viewer a fun time and value for his money. What I liked is the way the movie twist the male leads from victim to perpetrator then back to victim.

This movie had Jason Bateman as the lead male and his delivery was well done, I must acknowledge him doing a good job because I only recognize him for making comedy, this is a nice feather for his hat.

The movie was a critical and commercial success, and watching it alone you will see the reason why that is. It was written, directed and produced by Joel Edgerton who also starred in the movie as the set villain.

The movie plot shows a couple moving to a new town, or the husband’s former hometown.
This nice beautiful couple Simon and Robyn Callem (Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall respectively) were at the store when they were approached by another man claiming he went to the same school with Simon.

The man properly introduces himself as Gordo (Joel Edgerton) and after the couple departed. He started to show up unannounced at their home and bearing gifts.

Simon continues to distant himself from Gordo, but his wife made them repay the constant Gordo visit with a visit of their own bearing gifts also. The visit started great until they discovered that Gordo had lied to them and the mansion he claims he lives in does not belong to him. Simon warned Gordo to stay away from his family and drove home.

The wife learned later from a passing comment by Simon’s sister a dark secret about Simon and Gordo, a secret that exposed Simon as not the man he has been portraying himself to be.

Her investigations only uncovered more dark truths that will leave you the viewer confused on what is going on.
Here is a movie I highly recommend you take the time out to watch.


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