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Eden Lake (2008)

Refusing to let anything spoil their romantic weekend break, a young couple confront a gang of loutish youths with terrifyingly brutal consequences.

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Nursery teacher Jenny and her boyfriend Steve, escape for a romantic weekend away. Steve, planning to propose, has found an idyllic setting: a remote lake enclosed by woodlands and seemingly deserted. The couple's peace is shattered when a gang of obnoxious kids encircles their campsite. Reveling in provoking the adults, the gang steals the couple's belongings and vandalizes their car leaving them completely stranded. When Steve confronts them, tempers flare and he suffers a shocking and violent attack. Fleeing for help, Jenny is subject to a brutal and relentless game of cat-and-mouse as she desperately tries to evade her young pursuers and find her way out of the woods. Written by Pathe International

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A weekend by the lake, with views to die for. See more »

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Rated R for strong brutal violence, pervasive language, some nudity and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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12 September 2008 (UK)  »

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£192,027 (UK) (12 September 2008)

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$5,824 (USA) (31 October 2008)
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Near the end of the film, the hood who recorded the violence on his phone is shown deleting the videos. The video files however are much too small to be videos (one is 29kb for example). See more »

Quotes

Steve: I promise, the quarry's fucking stunning.
Jenny: The quarry is stunning. No 'fucking'.
Steve: [getting closer to her] Please, miss.
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References Scarface (1983) See more »

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One of the saddest and scariest movies ever made
9 November 2008 | by (Alabama) – See all my reviews

Very few movies will leave you feeling such anger and sadness after they end.

Even though "Eden Lake" doesn't have a truly original plot it manages to look fresh and non-predictable. The acting is truly superb with the standout performance by Kelly Reilly as Jenny.

The movie has some gore which is used brilliantly without making Eden Lake look like some cheap exploitation movie. Everything that happens in "Eden Lake" is believable and this, powered by great use of suspense, is what makes this movie so scary. There are barely any clichés or errors present. If you liked movies such as "I Spit On Your Grave" or "The Last House on the Left" you will love "Eden Lake".

I can't recommend Eden Lake strongly enough.


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