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
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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