- 1h 27min
Two couples rent a secluded house for a weekend getaway, and encounter an odd caretaker while facing a dangerous secret.Two couples rent a secluded house for a weekend getaway, and encounter an odd caretaker while facing a dangerous secret.Two couples rent a secluded house for a weekend getaway, and encounter an odd caretaker while facing a dangerous secret.
Here's a definition of the word Ham: "An actor who is overly theatrical - in other words, 'overacts' - is usually referred to as 'ham'. ... The word is frequently used in everyday contexts to refer to someone who likes to draw attention to himself by being overly dramatic."
Now the movie review: (by someone not involved in any way to the movie, other than watching it)
I love independent films when they're done right. The acting in this is sub par. The difference between a good actor, and a bad one is that a good actor will never let you know there is a camera in the room. A bad actor struggles to keep from looking at it, and it shows in this film.Kipp Tribble was great, as was Nija Okoro.
Atmosphere is flat here. It relies too much on the dialogue, like soap operas do.
The plot is nothing new, but I can't fault the writers for that. There are only so many times you can place a group of people in a isolated area, and make it unique. This is situation is not unique.
The story line is right out of a soap opera. It's listed as a thriller, but it's more of a drama. Where are the thrills? If you stop, and make a sandwich while the movie is playing, you won't miss anything crucial. Short Cuts by Robert Altman is 3 hours long, and I pressed the pause button for bathroom breaks, and refreshment refills. That is drama.
The camera work was spot on. Too bad there wasn't anything special happening in front of it, and that pretty much sums up the entire film. If you don't watch, you won't be missing anything. If you do.....hey, write a review. It would be nice to hear from someone who didn't have anything to do with the birthing of this baby.
- Mar 16, 2021