A bride's wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying game.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Samara Weaving ... Grace
Adam Brody ... Daniel
Mark O'Brien ... Alex
Henry Czerny ... Tony
Andie MacDowell ... Becky
Melanie Scrofano ... Emilie
Kristian Bruun ... Fitch
Elyse Levesque ... Charity
Nicky Guadagni ... Aunt Helene
John Ralston ... Stevens
Liam MacDonald ... Georgie
Ethan Tavares ... Gabe
Hanneke Talbot ... Clara
Celine Tsai ... Tina
Daniela Barbosa ... Dora
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Storyline

All of us have made certain efforts so our in-laws will like us, but Grace is going to have to give it her all if she wants to fit in with her brand new husband's wealthy dynasty, who require her to follow a brutal tradition: for the bride to try to survive her wedding night while the rest of them hunt her down. The class struggle stuff hits the proverbial fan in this extremely black satire starring a brilliant Samara Weaving and including an uncommonly perverse Andie MacDowell. Written by Sitges Film Festival

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Rated R for violence, bloody images, language throughout, and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Samara Weaving and Mark O'Brien both wrote their initials on a brick in that tunnel they enter at (31:23). It's a public space at the heritage site where they filmed in Toronto. They weren't the first. See more »

Goofs

When the family is watching the car crash on the smartphone, it shows the same slowmo camera effect seen by the audience. This would not happen with a live feed camera broadcasting the event. See more »

Quotes

Grace: Holy shit! Holy shit, someone's here.
Alex Le Domas: What? Jesus, Aunt Helene can you give us a minute?
Aunt Helene: You'll have to hide better than that.
Alex Le Domas: We're not fucking hiding, obviously.
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, a disembodied voice says, "Ready or not, here I come!" See more »

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Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Horror Movies of 2019 (2019) See more »

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Bossa Noches
Written by Bill Le Sage
Courtesy of APM Music
On behalf of EMI Music Publishing
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Are you Ready to rumble on your wedding night???!!!
22 August 2019 | by iamianimanSee all my reviews

  • Ready or Not is a fresh take on the slasher genre. It crafts a creative arch on the basic storyline concept that is rarely done in movies with similar genre. It is not the typical house invasion or vacation goes wrong.


  • Ready or Not serves a plate of dark comedy that escalates as the run time goes along. What makes this so great is the general get to spot each laugh easily, not just its specific target audience.


  • For a slasher film, Ready or Not deserves an applaud for its remarkable acting performances by the cast. Everyone shows their distinct characters from behaviour to costume that they are so entertaining to watch similar to that feeling when you get dozens of characters to choose from in a game.


  • The lead character, the one who you will be rooting for is created in such a way that she is not dumb like in most movies. However, she is not smart either but the circumstances make her character safe from the trap of being a daft person. In other words, the movie does not unravel her intelligence nor her ludicrous manner.


  • Also, the lead character has little to no character development. The fundamental question of her historical context and background is extremely lacking that we as the audience fail to connect with her as humanely as possible.


  • The biggest complaint has got to be the rushing third act (final 30 minutes). The first two acts peel its layer off one by one steadily but the third act however loses its balance and goes downhill. They tried to do something completely different but it fails to satisfy the audience because we want something more pleasurable than what they have given us.


  • Verdict: Ready or Not is a phenomenal gem that breaks the stigma free of 'slasher genre is dead'. However, it is not considered a masterpiece although seems very close due to its disastrous third act nature that falls short compared to the other two acts.


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Release Date:

21 August 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Family Ritual See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,015,590, 25 August 2019

Gross USA:

$28,714,231

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,615,777
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2.39 : 1
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