When I got home last Friday, I brought in the mail and this was waiting for us from Netflix. So I watched it with my dad that night.
The movie starts with a family who is seeing their daughter off to college. This part felt a little thrown in now that I have seen the rest of the movie. It didn't really play a huge part in the movie other than giving the wife, Clair, a motive for being crazy in most people's minds.
After this, the movie still doesn't get started very quickly. There's a lot of setting the scene. We find out that Clair was in a car accident a year ago where she drove into a tree while going eighty miles per hour. Again, I was like, "That's unfortunate, but why are they telling us this?" This however, actually goes somewhere later.
Michelle Pfeiffer was phenomenal in this movie. She was essentially two characters at once towards the late middle of the movie when things started to get interesting and began picking up pace. We find out that this isn't going to be another 'Paranormal Activity' or 'The Haunting in Connecticut' movie, which was a lovely change. We find out that this story is more about Clair and her husband, who turned out to be a better (more rounded) character than I originally anticipated.
Even if the beginning of this movie was really slow and a little confusing, it was worth seeing it through to the end. But I don't want to give that away.
This movie is good for those that need a change from today's horror films.
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