Went in with low expectations, considering all the negative reviews, but was relatively pleasantly surprised by the movie as a whole. Short summary: Man and wife (Played by Marsden and Bosworth) return to her hometown. It's very different from their former home so it's a little foreign to them. They are greeted by the wife's former boyfriend (Skarsgård)who, while pleasant enough a first, turns out to be a bit of a creep. The drama between these three characters, and the complications around them, is the center of the movie.
The characters are simple, the husband's quite successful screenwriter who doesn't really fit in the smaller society, and the wife has a hard time recognizing her old home. The boyfriend is the local hero who is respected by all and feared by some.
The acting is uneven, Bosworth is rather flat in her performance and in spite of the things that happen to her character it's hard to worry about her. Marsden and Skarsgård are much better. Marsden shows both big city attitude and uncertainty towards the foreign territory and his development over the movie feels quite genuine. Skarsgård goes from being charming to ominous to flat out terrifying with no problem and having met people like that he certainly made an impression on me.
Overall the movie is forgettable but decent. Not planning to watch again but it wasn't a complete waste of time either.
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