The Gift is a mysterious thriller flick starring Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, and Joel Edgerton. With a whopping 92% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, this film lived up to the outstanding critic reviews. The movie centers on a married couple, Simon (Bateman) and Robyn (Hall), who have just moved houses for a fresh start. However, when an old schoolmate of Simon’s (Edgerton) makes an unexpected return into his life, things at home begin to crumble. As Gordon continues to make unsolicited visits to the couple’s home and they receive multiple gifts from him, Simon’s annoyance with ‘Gordo’ builds and he breaks off their relationship for good despite Robyn’s reluctance. Just as the couple thinks their troubles with Gordo have ended, they receive a letter from him that only Robyn finds unsettling. As Robyn digs into Gordo and Simon’s past relationship, she comes across information that makes her question how well she knows her husband and if bygones can truly be bygones. This movie will have you asking who the ‘bad guy’ actually is and who is being honest. You’ll be on the edge of your seat, while your mind works to figure out each of the characters and their motives. The Gift will keep you guessing until the end and keep you thinking long after the movie has finished. If you’re looking for a thrilling and engaging film to see this week, you should definitely check out The Gift.
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