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The Visit (2015)

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Two siblings become increasingly frightened by their grandparents' disturbing behavior while visiting them on vacation.


M. Night Shyamalan
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1 win & 14 nominations. See more awards »





Complete credited cast:
Olivia DeJonge ... Becca
Ed Oxenbould ... Tyler
Deanna Dunagan ... Nana
Peter McRobbie ... Pop Pop
Kathryn Hahn ... Mom
Celia Keenan-Bolger ... Stacey
Samuel Stricklen Samuel Stricklen ... Conductor
Patch Darragh ... Dr. Sam
Jorge Cordova ... Miguel
Steve Annan ... Man on the Street
Benjamin Kanes ... Dad
Ocean James ... Young Becca
Seamus Moroney ... Young Tyler


Two children spend a week at their grandparents' house while their single mom goes on a relaxing vacation with her boyfriend. Becca decides to film a documentary about her grandparents to help her mom reconnect with her parents, and to find out some things about her parents as well. While filming, Becca and her little brother Tyler discover a dark secret about their grandparents.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Grandma's Rules: 1. Have a great time. 2. Eat as much as you want. 3. Don't ever leave your room after 9:30 pm. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic material including terror, violence and some nudity, and for brief language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Although Tyler points out during Becca's interview on Thursday that her sweater is on inside out, she doesn't correct it for the rest of the day. See more »


While the children are seen riding in an Amtrak intercity Amfleet coach leaving westbound from 30th Street Station (either "Keystone Service" which goes as far as Harrisburg or "The Pennsylvanian" which goes to Pittsburgh), the coach they get off of at the Amtrak station at the fictional "Masonville, PA" is a Southeast Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) "Silverliner IV" regional rail EMU commuter car. SEPTA only provides service over Amtrak's "Keystone Corridor" grade west of Philadelphia as far as Thorndale (MP 35.2). See more »


[first lines]
Mom: At the end of high school, I fell in love with a substitute English teacher. It was quite a scandal. Corin didn't start out a bad guy, though. We were together about 10 years and we had two kids. And then he fell in love with someone in a Starbucks, and moved to Palo Alto, California. Kind of severed relations with the three of us. My parents, if I were defending them, which I'm not, had said, back in the day, that he had an "impatient eye."They didn't like him. Week I left, things...
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Alternate Versions

In the FX broadcast, to keep the TV-14 rating, the defecation featured in the movie are censored. In addition, two scenes involving nudity is blurred out. See more »


References Paranormal Activity (2007) See more »


18 Morceaux, Op. 72: No. 2. Berceuse
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performed by Nadia Reisenberg and Clara Rockmore
Courtesy of Naxos of America
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The impossible has happened... it's an M. Night Scamilan film and it didn't completely suck
2 March 2016 | by hoytyhoytySee all my reviews

Well, OK, it had some sucky components.

As usual -

* Overblown characters with excessive dwelling on them doing cartoony, cute, 'stuff', as a substitute for actual development. And them doing ridiculous things that nobody would actually do.

* Speechy-preachy dialogue.

* Long, drawn-out scenes, over and over - except that this time most of them - MOST of them - actually *contribute* to the overall effect rather than just boring the viewer.

* Focus on the completely wrong targets: the guy always makes the film he thinks he's making, rather than the one the viewers actually end up seeing, so you end up with these completely non-sequitur, irrelevant 'development' scenes. In this case there is a completely tacked-on pre-ending that leaves the viewer going 'Why is this here? Why are we supposed to care?'


Amazingly, NONE of which destroys it:


The intro is attention-grabbing.

The build-up is stately and involving.

The Weird piles-on quite disturbingly.

And the twist is a GOOD one instead of something DUMB!


This is the first thing I've seen since The 6th Sense that wasn't write-off rubbish.

Maybe he's got on, or off, the right medication??




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Release Date:

11 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sundowning See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA See more »


Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,427,560, 13 September 2015

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | Datasat



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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