After moving with her mother to a small town, a teenager finds that an accident happened in the house at the end of the street. Things get more complicated when she befriends a boy who was the only survivor of the accident.
Newly divorced Sarah and her daughter Elissa find the house of their dreams in a small, upscale, rural town. But when startling and unexplainable events begin to happen, Sarah and Elissa learn the town is in the shadows of a chilling secret. Written by
Jennifer Lawrence does not actually sing in the movie - she's lip-syncing to session musician Sarah Rayne's voice. However, she did record her own version of one the songs, "All You've Gotta Do is Love", which was described as "not half-bad." See more »
Elisa's "phone" was actually an iPod touch (4th Gen) See more »
First the good points: The cast is A list - after all 2 Oscar winning actresses as daughter and mother - Jennifer Lawrence and Elisabeth Shue (who hasn't aged much). Max Thieriot (now of Bates Motel) is their next door neighbour who lives in a house where his parents were murdered. The acting is good and there is some build up of sympathy with the characters in the story.
It's not supernatural so it's not too implausible. Doesn't have too many shock tactics. I'm kind of sick of the recent supernatural horrors with Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz and the one with Katie Holmes and Bailee Madison. It's not too slasher like too. No violence that doesn't advance the plot.
It's got some faults: Firstly the closeup photography is a bit too close up. Can't see the whole face. A bit jerky too.
There is a twist of course which is not totally unpredictable.
Overall kind of enjoyed it.
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