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The Nest (2020)

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Life for an entrepreneur and his American family begins to take a twisted turn after moving into an English country manor.


Sean Durkin


Sean Durkin
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jude Law ... Rory O'Hara
Carrie Coon ... Allison O'Hara
Oona Roche ... Sam O'Hara
Charlie Shotwell ... Ben O'Hara
Tanya Allen ... Margy
Tattiawna Jones ... Coach
Marcus Cornwall ... Spencer
Wendy Crewson ... Allison's Mum
Michael Culkin ... Arthur Davis
Adeel Akhtar ... Steve
Annabel Leventon ... Patricia Davis
Peter Hamilton Dyer ... Donald Barker
Bamshad Abedi-Amin Bamshad Abedi-Amin ... Dave
Oliver Gatz ... Edward
Christian Jenner Christian Jenner ... Maitre D'


Rory is an ambitious entrepreneur who brings his American wife and kids to his native country, England, to explore new business opportunities. After abandoning the sanctuary of their safe American suburban surroundings, the family is plunged into the despair of an archaic '80s Britain and their unaffordable new life in an English manor house threatens to destroy the family. Written by yusufpiskin

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, some sexuality, nudity and teen partying | See all certifications »

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Christine Bottomley plays a teacher and has a few lines but is uncredited. See more »


Rory O'Hara: Things have dried up for me here.
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Sixteen Days/Gathering Dust
Written by Robbie Grey (as Robert Grey), Stephen Walker, Mick Conroy (as Michael Conroy), Gary McDowell, Richard Brown
Performed by This Mortal Coil
Published by Mesh & Lace Music (BMI) for the US and Universal Music Publishing Ltd. for the rest of world
Licensed courtesy of 4AD Ltd.
By arrangement with Beggars Group Media
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One of the year's best films.
31 December 2020 | by yusufpiskinSee all my reviews

Very much like a horror film without the horror aspect, and a masterfully made one at that. Sean Durkin's long awaited follow up to his 2011 film Martha Marcy May Marlene has finally come this year, and to say that he's lived up to the potential shown his exceptional first feature is an understatement. The writing and directing are top notch, especially in how Durkin and cinematographer Mátyás Erdély (whose previous work as a DP includes the masterpiece SON OF SAUL) create a richly unsettling atmosphere. Aided by wonderful, career-best performances from Jude Law and Carrie Coon, The Nest makes for a bleak portrait of a deeply f!!! up marriage and toxic masculinity. An utterly tremendous masterwork, and unmistakably one of the absolute best films that 2020 has to offer.

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Release Date:

18 September 2020 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$65,540, 20 September 2020

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1.85 : 1
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