-America 1926: The Dutch 24-year-old Antonia Brico (Christanne de Bruijn) emigrated to America as a child with her parents (Annet Malherbe and Raymond Thiry). She dreams of becoming a ... See full summary »
Christanne de Bruijn,
Scott Turner Schofield
When Simon brings his twelve year-old son, Finn, to rural Vermont to help flip an old farmhouse, they encounter the malicious spirit of Lydia, a previous owner. And now with every repair they make - she's getting stronger.
Wrongfully convicted for murder, Henri Charriere forms an unlikely relationship with fellow inmate and quirky convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega, in an attempt to escape from the notorious penal colony on Devil's Island.
The two stars of this film, Aaron Paul and Emily Ratajkowski, both started their careers in music videos. Aaron was in the video for "Thoughtless" by Korn and Emily was in the "Blurred Lines" video by Robin Thicke. See more »
I've never been able to figure out whether I like Aaron Paul as an actor or not. He was amazing in 'Breaking Bad' there's no doubt about that, but was that simply a great show carrying an actor. Could you say that he is one-dimensional? I think that would probably be a fair assessment. But could you also say he has a lot of charisma and is more interesting to watch on screen than the average actor? Yes, I think you could also say that. Every time I watch him in something I am determined to make my mind up on him, and yet every time the film finishes I'm more confused than when I began. The same goes again for 'Welcome Home'.
I actually really liked this movie for the most part. Straight away we meet a seemingly very happy couple starting a vacation in Italy. Then we slowly begin to realise that their perfect relationship isn't so perfect after all. In fact it is in a lot of trouble. Then the movie's main events start to take place and it feels like the world is just kicking this couple when they are already down. I really liked that. It reminded me a lot of the movie 'Vacancy' which had a similar set-up and worked very well. It adds layers to the drama and layers to the film. Also I loved that the film had a feeling that no character was safe and that it could end in any fashion imaginable (again, much like 'Vacancy')
Towards the end there are some character decisions that I'm not entirely sure whether I liked or not. It can be frustrating to watch when a character does something that you yourself would perhaps not do, but in reality we are all different and all do things in different ways, so it isn't really fair to downgrade the film for those choices. Plus I could see things from the character's point of view and understand on some level why they were doing it. Otherwise though this was a pretty tough film to fault and one that I got a lot of enjoyment out of.
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