Movie Review: THE GIFT (2015)

the gift movie review - in-post image movie posterThe 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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17 thoughts on “Movie Review: THE GIFT (2015)

  1. Thank you for this. I’m not sure if it will be shown here in our country but just reading your blog makes me on the edge of my bed lol 🙂 I’m guessing even if I haven’t watched it just by reading your blog that the two guys havean intimate relationship and maybe involved in some kind of scandal or heinous crime and the real perpetrator is the husband (what a plot)! 🙂


  2. I have skipped reading it after first few lines. Since it’s such a beauty I would wait for DVD as I am a mystery buff. I feel you could use “spoilers alert.” But then it’s a review and not recommendation, so I should have not visited.

    Thanks a lot.

    Anand 🙂

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    1. Hello Vibrant – I disagree on your point about the spoiler alert simply because I read the synopsis before seeing the movie and got a very similar amount of information. However it’s a good choice to get the DVD- I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.

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      1. It’s alright. If you have not revealed the plot. As I was reading through comments I saw Shine saying that ‘husband’ was the culprit. That is what seemed like a big spoiler. As mystery fans we have an integrity to let others enjoy what we did 🙂 Best Wishes!

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      2. Hahahah, it was my favorite for a whie. I watched it in when I was in college. Since then many movies have replaced it. Have a good sleep 🙂


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