The Gift, 2015
The film is a psychological thriller movie produced by writer, director Joel Edgerton, and making this his directorial debut. The movie stars Rebecca Hall and Jason Bateman as a pair upset by an outline from their history performed by Edgerton.
A wedded couple, Robyn and Simon Salem, transfer to the Los Angeles suburb of Chicago after Simon gets a new job. While doing shopping, they jog into Gordon Moseley, Simon’s previous high school buddy. Gordo started dipping in unexpected and delivering presents, counting Koi in the pond. He crafts Simon awkward, but Robyn noticed no problem.
Gordo request the pair to his elegant and large home. He takes a phone call and goes away abruptly, making Simon a lot suspicious. When he came back, Simon told him to be gone away from his family. The following day, Robyn discovers the Koi dead and the dog missing. Simon handles to Gordo’s abode to talk to him, but finds out it is not really his home. In the following days, Robyn expected that she is not by himself in the abode while Simon is working. Not capable of sleeping, she takes recommendation pills from the neighbor and a morning dizzy.
The dog came back and Robyn takes a letter of regret from Gordo and she was baffled by his script. Simon states that he was not aware what it pertains to and rejects to have peace with Gordo, revealing Robyn that her medicines are making her suspicious.
Robyn then became pregnant. During her baby shower, the sister of Simon told her that, at the university, Simon and his buddy Greg told that Gordo was battered. Afterwards, Gordo was bullied and needed to transfer. Greg discovers Robyn, who disclosed that a molestation story was made up by Simon, who became a bully in the university; as an outcome of the tale, the father of Gordo thought that he was homosexual and almost murdered him. Robyn explores Simon’s home, workplace and finds out that he has stream background test on Gordo and somebody called Danny McDonald.
As the day ends, Edgerton is the true star here for showing himself capable of do-all man and not only a gimmick of actor that became director. He created the film to his liking and declares himself not only as a tough lover of horror and Hitchcockian values, but a star who can say, sit and watch. The movie is really adorable, although some might disagree that the speed is somewhat nutty with such a small runtime. Some things are justly extended our skimmed.