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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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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 ... 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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The Sins Of The Past Will Become Your Present. See more »


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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

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2.35 : 1
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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

When Gordon stays for dinner the amounts in the wine glasses vary up and down even after Simon tells Robyn that Gordo doesn't need any more wine. See more »

Quotes

Robyn: Funny, when someone lies to you enough, you just stop believing anything they say.
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 10 August 2015 (2015) See more »

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Love You Like This
Written by Austin Bello, Aron Frobes, Chris Spifogel, and Alex Burke
Performed by Austin Bello
Courtesy of Safe Word, under license by Music Asset Management, Inc.
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A mind blowing, twisted film that just solidified itself as one of the best films of the year.
8 August 2015 | by trublu215See all my reviews

"You may be done with the past but the past isn't done with you.", one of the many creepy and subtly sinister lines out of Joel Edgerton's brilliant directorial debut. The Gift is the definition of a sleeper hit. It has all the right things going for it, a great cast, a great script and the potential to be a future classic. What starts off as a slow burn thriller, giving the audience enough exposè to make us really connect with these characters and sympathize with every single one of them then slowly turns into a new age Pacific Heights. The film pits Simon and Robyn, two newlyweds that have just bought a house in Simon's hometown. While out shopping, Simon runs into Gordo, a guy from his high school days that is a bit off and at that moment, the film takes off and we're given enough twists and turns to constitute this as shocking to say the least. Actor and, now, director Joel Edgerton knocks this film out of the park, making this a home run for it being his directorial debut. Hell, if this was his tenth film, it'd be a home run. Edgerton directs his screenplay and actors with such confidence, you'd think Adrian Lynn directed it. The three leads in Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall and Joel Edgerton couldn't be more perfect. Bateman delivers a career best performance, ditching his recent string of light comedies and applying his condescending attitude towards the yuppie entitlement in Simon. Rebecca Hall, who has yet to deliver a bad performance in my eyes, makes this no exception. She's fantastic in this film. Joel Edgerton also proves extremely eerie as Gordo and for someone to pull off the perfect trifecta such as Edgerton, it puts him in the same league as Ben Affleck. This is a fantastically twisted potboiler film that needs to be seen. The Gift stands as single handedly the best film of the summer and one of the very best of the year.


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