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You Should Have Left (2020)

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A former banker, his actress wife, and their spirited daughter book a vacation at an isolated modern home in the Welsh countryside where nothing is quite as it seems.


David Koepp


David Koepp (written for the screen by), Daniel Kehlmann (based on the novel by)
2,056 ( 140)





Complete credited cast:
Kevin Bacon ... Theo / Stetler
Amanda Seyfried ... Susanna
Avery Tiiu Essex ... Ella (as Avery Essex)
Colin Blumenau Colin Blumenau ... Shopkeeper (as Colin Bluemenau)
Lowri Ann Richards ... Welsh Woman (as Lowri-Ann Richards)
Joshua C Jackson Joshua C Jackson ... Production Assistant - Susanna's Movie (as Joshua C. Jackson)
Eli Powers ... Susanna's Assistant


The stressed and jealous middle-aged banker Theo is married with the young actress Susanna and they have a six-year-old daughter, Ella. Theo is a hated man since he was accused of drowning his first wife, but he was considered not guilty by the justice. Out of the blue, they decide to travel on vacation to a huge, isolated house in the Welsh countryside to resolve the problems in their relationship. But soon they have nightmares and Theo believes something evil is hidden in the house. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The House Finds You.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence, disturbing images, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The film makes note of the large age difference between Theo and Susanna. Kevin Bacon is 27 years older than Amanda Seyfried. He has been a major movie star since Footloose (1984), released a year before her birth, and made his acting debut in National Lampoon's Animal House (1978), as an adult, seven years before her birth. See more »


This house really exists, but in reality it only has 1 floor. In the movie, a second floor was created but, in some scenes its clear that they forgot the 2nd floor. See more »


References Village of the Damned (1960) See more »


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User Reviews

Not the best, but watchable. Some parts are good.
21 June 2020 | by ThomDerdSee all my reviews

Watch this film, knowing what you get yourself into watching and this thought alone will make you enjoy it. Kevin Bacon is always fun to see acting and he does a good job here, carrying most of this film literally on his shoulders. The cinematography is eye-pleasing and the music and atmosphere immersive. Together with a sufficient run time which does not get long and tiring, these elements make it a good combo for a film to watch if you have no better alternative. The main problem in this film is the dialogue and generally the script. Its difficult to say this is a great psychological thriller while its dialogue... kinda sucks. Luckily there is not that much dialogue in the second half of the film, so you can enjoy a bit the experience of a thriller which is not meant to jump scare you, but to give you an eerie feeling overall. 6/10

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Release Date:

18 June 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Blumhouse Productions See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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