The Gift [Movie Review]

The Gift [Movie Review] | This is another movie recommended by an FB friend. It was a 2015 movie - why didn't I watch it then?

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The Gift (2015) Trivia 

  • Starring: Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton
  • Directed by: Joel Edgerton
  • Produced by: Jason Blum, Rebecca Yeldham, Joel Edgerton
  • Production Companies: STX Entertainment, Blumhouse Productions, H. Brothers, Blue-Tongue Films, Ahimsa Films
  • Distributed by: STX Entertainment, Roadshow Films
  • Release date: July 30, 2015
  • Running time: 108 minutes
  • Rating:R (for language)
  • Country: United States, Australia
  • Language:English
  • Tomatometer:91%
  • Metascore:77%
  • IMDb: 7.0/ 10
  • First feature film directed by Joel Edgerton, which he starred in, produced and wrote the script
  • As he wanted to focus on directing, the Gordo scenes completed shooting in seven days after two weeks of shooting

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Simon and Robyn has just relocated from Chicago to Los Angeles. While shopping for items for their new house, they run into Gordon, Simon's old high school classmate. Later, Simon remembers that he used to call him Gordo the weird but seems to forgotten why he calls him that.

Gordo begins to drop by at the house repeatedly, all while Simon is at work, bearing gifts to the newly relocated. He even puts koi in their pond. His dropping by makes Simon uncomfortable but Robyn likes the company.

Gordo invited them to a get-together at his place. When the other couple cancelled, the couple left with just Gordo. But Gordo leaves them in the middle of the meet, to answer a work-thing. Simon becomes suspicious and decides to explore the house. Finding nothing, Simon returns to the living room as he hears Gordo returning to the house.

He decides to tell Gordo to stay away from his family and wife, as he still thinks that Gordo is weird.

The next day, the couple finds the koi dead and their dog missing. When Simon goes to Gordo's to confront him, he finds out that the house actually belongs to a stranger. 

For the next few days, Robyn starts to suspect that someone (might be Gordo) is in the house. Unable to sleep, she steals pills from her neighbour to help her sleep.

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Later, when their dog returns with a note from Gordo saying 'let bygones be bygones' and mentioning about an event from the past, Simon claims he have no idea what event Gordo refers to. 

The ultimate was when Robyn passes out and wakes up the next morning, with her husband confronting her about the pills and the possibility of her succumbing to her pill addiction.

Months later, while shopping with Simon's sister for her baby (Robyn is now pregnant), she sees Gordo watching her shopping. Later, the sister tells her that Gordo was a weird child in school and was molested by an older boy. His life has been hell ever since, getting bullied and transferring schools. 

Not satisfied by the stories she has been hearing, Robyn decides to dig deeper. And later, she finds out that the 'molested story' was fabricated by Simon, to gain popularity in school.  

What else will Robyn finds? Will she do as Simon says? 

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Plot: 4.7/ 5.0 The story tells about the negative impact of bully and how it stays for ages in a person's mind. It could alter the entire universe for the victim and it might come back to bite the bully in the behind, if time allows it.

Cast: 4.8/ 5.0 The cast are scarily good and true to the character!

Will I Watch It Again: Yes, I don't mind watching it again.

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  1. Eh ni pernah tengok dah, cuma ingat-ingat lupa je ceritanya.. kalau bosan nanti. boleh layan balik.. temgok pun sbb hero hensem Jason tu hehehe

  2. The storyline sounds so intriguing. I will check out this movie soon. Thank you for sharing your review with me, Rawlins.

  3. sounds such a good movie to watch.. gonna check out very soon

  4. Ohh wow...since you have shared you don't mind watching it again , I'm definitely gonna watch it this weekend , yeah!! Cheers Siennylovesdrawing

  5. Wahh good rating. For sure best citer ni untuk ditonton. Banyak dah filem dalam list sis kene tonton ni.

  6. lately ni banyak betuk kea sbuli kan.. nice plot cerita ni.. boleh tonton ni

  7. Wow this story macam best, now i want to know what happen to Simon and why he fabricated the story.

  8. nice storyline dia. nnati nak tengok lah for saturday movie night . kadang cerita lama2 gini lagi best di tonton.

  9. Saja pulak si Simon ni create stories for popularity kan. Tapi, selalunya macam tu lah. Individu yang kena buli pula mostly memang akan mengalami trauma. Aduh, kesian okay. Saya belum tengok lagi filem ni but after going through your review, I definitely will.

  10. As usual, your review never fails to tempt me to watch the movie. Now this is in my watch-list now...


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