I stumbled upon the trailer for The Gift today. Looks fantastic! I’m hoping the film as a whole lives up to its preview. With Jason Bateman in the lead, both trailers (see below) point to this being a tense psychological thriller…with a twist. I suppose Gone Girl was the most recent film in this genre, but these type of storylines seem to be few and far between. There’s often little-to-no production cost as far as CGI is concerned, just clever writing and good acting. The one bright spot here is, as far as rising talent and the ol’ triple threat, is Australian, Joel Edgerton. He stars in the film, but he also wrote and directed it. Alongside Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall, Edgerton plays “Gordo,” the protagonist, bearer of past secrets and unwanted gifts.
I certainly count Sleeping With the Enemy, The Sixth Sense, Disturbia and The Call as some of my contemporary nail-biting favourites. What have I missed? Your recommendations are most welcome in the comments 🙂
See trailers for The Gift (2015) below: