When a devoted husband and father is left home alone for the weekend, two stranded young women unexpectedly knock on his door for help. What starts out as a kind gesture results in a dangerous seduction and a deadly game of cat and mouse. A sexy new thriller from director Eli Roth and written for the screen by Eli Roth & Nicolás López & Guillermo Amoedo and story by Anthony Overman and Michael Ronald, KNOCK KNOCK stars Keanu Reeves as the family man who falls into temptation and Lorenza Izzo and Ana de Armas as the seductresses who wreak havoc upon his life, turning a married man's dark fantasy into his worst nightmare.Written by
I read through lots of the reviews, and thought these guys are being harsh, it can't possibly be that bad can it?.....well the answer is yes.
In brief, Keanu Reeves plays Evan, an architect and former DJ, seemingly with the perfect life, he's successful, he has a beautiful wife and two kids. On the morning of his birthday his family go off to the seaside leaving him alone. He's hard at work when he gets a knock at the door, two rain soaked teenage girls, claiming they're lost, looking for a family. Reluctantly he takes them in, they flirt with him, and end up seducing him and sleeping with him. Next morning they've trashed the kitchen, and refuse to leave, behaving rather oddly. The girls claim they were under 15, leaving him guilty of rape, he manages to kick them out. Not done with him they later break in and tie him up, and then the real torture starts (more so for the viewer then Keanu.)
There are times when the acting becomes rather woeful, the scene with the neighbour, is like something out of a budget horror movie, it was shambolic. The torture game show part too, just horrendous, I mean could he not have overpowered them?
Evan says the following 'I'm so f***ing stupid,' he wasn't wrong.
There aren't many good points unfortunately, I believe when they thought of this film, someone fantasised about breaking in and seducing Keanu, then made a bad film around the one concept. One of the main problems is that there isn't a single likable character in the film, who really cares what happens to any of them. It's a shame are there was lots of potential.
Fair play to Keanu, he's playing a character of 43, I had to google his age, playing this he was fifty, he doesn't even look 40. He's ageing very well, there i've found a positive.
The film flopped badly in the UK cinemas. The moral of the story is believe the reviews on IMDb!!
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