When the daughter of a psychiatrist is kidnapped, he's horrified to discover that the abductors' demand is that he break through to a post traumatic stress disorder suffering young woman who knows a secret...
Anna Rydell returns home to her sister (and best friend) Alex after a stint in a mental hospital, though her recovery is jeopardized thanks to her cruel stepmother, aloof father, and the presence of a ghost in their home.
Hide and Seek revolves around a widower and his daughter. They move to upstate and Emily soon creates an imaginary friend named Charlie... but this act takes an unexpected and terrifying turn, where her father and doctor start to worry about Emily's gruesome habits. Written by
I watched "Hide and Seek" with a group of classmates in the movies, almost a year ago, and I remember how disappointed I was. I wasn't expecting something great as e.g. "The Sixth Sense", but I got even less.
This may be easily Robert De Niro's worst acting (don't get me wrong, I love the man, but he sucks here). The precocious Dakota Fanning is good as usual (she might have been great if M. Night Shyamalan were the director, and the script, less twisted). There's a (failed) attempt to recreate the atmosphere of "The Shining". The ending is supposed to be 'surprising', but I figured it half-way. I was the only one in the group who disliked the movie and one of my classmates said, "I didn't quite get it, but it was cool!". I guess that's the same everyone who enjoyed this thought. 3 out of 10.
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