Character actor Michael Shannon has been nominated for his second Oscar for his role in the 2016 thriller Nocturnal Animals. "No Small Parts" takes a look at some of the other characters he's played in the past.
After a mysterious, lost night on their honeymoon, a newlywed couple finds themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy. While recording everything for posterity, the husband begins to notice odd behavior in his wife that they initially write off to nerves, but, as the months pass, it becomes evident that the dark changes to her body and mind have a much more sinister origin. Written by
20th Century Fox
Unexpectedly Good - Doesn't Deserve All The Harsh Reviews
I'm giving this a '10' simply to counteract all the incredibly unfair and undeserved 1's, 2's, and 3's. I really do not understand the harsh criticism heaped upon this fairly good horror flick. Where is it stated that this is a 'remake' of 'Rosemary's Baby'? Who said that? The plot isn't anything LIKE 'Rosemary's Baby', save for the fact that a women is impregnated against her will - by devil worshipers - with the demon seed... That's about it! I thought the acting was decent (although I did get kinda tired of the husband... One thought entered my mind while watching the film was: Would I film all the time to 'chronicle' my life..? That was his 'reasoning' - and therefore the reason we have this 'film' to view...).
Some of the scenes truly shocked me - and I've seen more than a few horror films. The shocks were fairly inventive and quite visual.
I think all the harsh criticism comes from young people who expect heads chopped off and disembowelment and blood-soaked vomit. This film has none of that. It's thoughtful in how it presents its subject matter.
I am no film critic. In fact, THIS is my first review on IMDb. I felt though, that this film really doesn't deserve the bad score it has. When I decided to view it, it really was to see WHY it got such bad reviews. But I must say, honestly, it really entertained me.
I say - give it a shot.
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