Every Breath You Take is a searing psychological thriller about a psychiatrist (Casey Affleck), whose career is thrown into jeopardy when his patient takes her own life. When he invites his patient's surviving brother (Sam Claflin) into his home to meet his wife (Michelle Monaghan) and daughter, his family life is suddenly torn apart.Written by
Casey Affleck and Michelle Monaghan played a couple before in Gone Baby Gone. See more »
Hands Held High
Written and Performed by Molly Mancina
Produced by Taylor Sparks at Revolver Recordings, Los Angeles, USA See more »
Grace (Michelle Monaghan) loses her son in a car accident. Her stepdaughter Lucy (India Eisley) gets kicked out of school for drug use. Her psychiatrist husband Philip (Casey Affleck) is treating troubled patient Daphne (Emily Alyn Lind) in an unconventional way. When she commits suicide, her brother James (Sam Claflin) is devastated.
The cast is A minus but the writing is C plus at best. There is too much filler which slows the thriller down. More than anything, this movie keeps going back to two frustrating tropes. The first one is understandable but is annoying nevertheless. Basically, one character dares another by offering to do the exact right thing. The other character would get embarrassed and not do that exact right thing. It's meant to build tension but it's too obvious and it keeps repeating. The other move is the characters not communicating with each other. Most of the problems can be solved if they would just tell each other what's going on. They keep not telling the whole story and problems ensue. It's a bad writing device and the movie keeps doing it. All of it makes this a rather frustrating thriller.
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