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The Gift (2015)

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A young married couple's lives are thrown into a harrowing tailspin when an acquaintance from the husband's past brings mysterious gifts and a horrifying secret to light after more than 20 years.

Director:

Joel Edgerton

Writer:

Joel Edgerton
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2 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Bateman ... Simon
Rebecca Hall ... Robyn
Joel Edgerton ... Gordo
Allison Tolman ... Lucy
Tim Griffin ... Kevin 'KK' Keelor
Busy Philipps ... Duffy
Adam Lazarre-White Adam Lazarre-White ... Ron
Beau Knapp ... Detective Walker
Wendell Pierce ... Detective Mills
Mirrah Foulkes ... Wendy Dale
Nash Edgerton ... Frank Dale
David Denman ... Greg
Katie Aselton ... Joan
David Joseph Craig ... Stewart (as David Craig)
Susan May Pratt ... Rhonda Ryan
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Storyline

Simon and Robyn are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned until a chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon's high school sends their world into a harrowing tailspin. Simon doesn't recognize Gordo at first, but after a series of uninvited encounters and mysterious gifts prove troubling, a horrifying secret from the past is uncovered after more than 20 years. As Robyn learns the unsettling truth about what happened between Simon and Gordo, she starts to question: how well do we really know the people closest to us, and are past bygones ever really bygones? Written by STX Entertainment

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Just Because You're Done With The Past Doesn't Mean The Past Is Done With You. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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USA | Australia | China

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Weirdo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,854,273, 9 August 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$43,771,291, 4 October 2015
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Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

There is a reference to the film Blue Velvet in which Dennis Hopper says "Heineken?F*** that s***! Pabst Blue Ribbon!". In this film Jason Bateman can be seen emptying two bottles of Heineken before opening a bottle of Pabst Blue Ribbon. See more »

Goofs

Simon comforts Robyn with a hug, in the mirror we see her arm go up and when the camera cuts away, her arm is no longer up but comes up after a few seconds. See more »

Quotes

Gordo: I wrote down a list of all your neighbors.
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Connections

Featured in The Gift: Karma for Bullies (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walküre
Written by Richard Wagner
Performed by The Budapest Symphony Orchestra (as Budapest Symphony Orchestra)
Conducted by György Lehel (as Gyorgy Lehel)
Courtesy of Capriccio Digital
By arrangement with Source/Q and Cobra Entertainment LLC
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The Gift that keeps on ... and on and on
11 November 2016 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Obviously some formulas (or sayings) are familiar to some, but there is always some twist you can give them to make them feel a bit fresh. In this case add some really good actors into the mix and let them do their thing. Even if you kind of know where this is going (unless this is the first thriller of its kind you're about to watch and/or haven't seen the trailer yet), this can still be engaging, entertaining and keep you on the edge of your seat.

Having said all that, because it's not the freshest of ideas and not the most original concept, this may disqualify it from the start for some. Don't force yourself to watch it, if you don't think you'll like it anyway. Otherwise give it a chance and stay for the ride til the end :o)


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