When Cecilia's abusive ex takes his own life and leaves her his fortune, she suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of coincidences turn lethal, Cecilia works to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.


Leigh Whannell


Leigh Whannell (screenplay by), Leigh Whannell (screen story by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elisabeth Moss ... Cecilia Kass
Oliver Jackson-Cohen ... Adrian Griffin
Harriet Dyer ... Emily Kass
Aldis Hodge ... James Lanier
Storm Reid ... Sydney Lanier
Michael Dorman ... Tom Griffin
Benedict Hardie ... Marc (Architect)
Renee Lim ... Doctor Lee
Brian Meegan ... Lyft Driver
Nick Kici Nick Kici ... Taylor (Waiter)
Vivienne Greer ... Screaming Woman
Nicholas Hope ... Head Doctor
Cleave Williams ... Orderly
Cardwell Lynch Cardwell Lynch ... Police Officer
Sam Smith ... Detective Reckley


The film follows Cecilia, who receives the news of her abusive ex-boyfriend's suicide. She begins to re-build her life for the better. However, her sense of reality is put into question when she begins to suspect her deceased lover is not actually dead. Written by Max

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What You Can't See Can Hurt You

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Rated R for some strong bloody violence, and language. | See all certifications »

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Cecilia makes her escape from the home by using Adrian's passwords for the home security system, as being lovers the likelihood of that is plausible. Adrian later uses Cecilia's e-mail account to send hurtful messages to Emily, likely because of the same thing. See more »


When the Invisible Adrian slaps Sydney (making Cecilia look guilty), the sound of a bare hand slap is heard. But Adrian was wearing gloves as part of his suit, so the sound would have been duller and blunt. See more »


[last lines]
James Lanier: Hey, hey. You okay?
Cecilia Kass: It's okay...
James Lanier: You okay? What...
Cecilia Kass: I'm okay. I'm okay. James, look at me. I'm okay. He killed himself. He cut his own throat. There's security camera video of it.
[James sees Cecilia carrying the invisibility suit in her bag making a soft and rabid clicking sound]
James Lanier: You never did want to get him to admitting anything on tape, did you?
Cecilia Kass: Of course I did. I just didn't know he was that unstable.
[James is staring at Cecilia]
Cecilia Kass: You heard it, right? James? What'd it sound like to you?
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Crazy Credits

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Alternate Versions

The China Mainland version was cut to make sure it hits the big screen by 40 seconds. One is in Yulan restaurant and the ending was heavily cut. See more »


She Gave Me the Keys
Performed by The Dip
Written by Tom Eddy
Licensed courtesy of AWAL Digital Ltd
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The Invisible Man's Wife!
28 February 2020 | by Impartial-CriticSee all my reviews

An interesting modern take on the invisible man concept in this twisted mind game nightmare yet it comes with the lack of the invisible man presence! An abused wife escapes her narcissist and sadistic husband to her friend's house only to know after a couple of weeks that he committed suicide, in what seems like a happy ending for her turns out to be hell as she feels her husband's presence around here almost everywhere which leads her to suspect that he's still alive and won't let her go this easy.

So far the idea sounds interesting but for a general thriller, not revival of a classic, I believe the plot should've been approached with more of a homage to the classic adaption. I know the idea of taking chemical potions to become invisible is over used but a plot mix between modern technology and past methods would've been a better choice, I already have couple of ideas on how to do so just by writing this.

Elisabeth Moss carries the movie well, yet the movie feels more like "The Invisible Man's Wife" story more than being The Invisible Man story! Practically almost the whole movie is focused on the wife, her mental suffering and what she's going through, you can barley see/sense any character development or acting from the invisible man at all. Some scenes are very predictable like you can almost see through but it's a nice piece of a (general thriller) for the most part.

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Release Date:

28 February 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Universal Monster Project See more »


Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,205,665, 1 March 2020

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