The Peterson family recently lost their son Caleb to the war in Afghanistan and still mourn him. Suddenly, a previously unknown guy David appears on the threshold of their house, who claims that he is an army friend of their son, and arrived, thereby fulfilling his last will. Caleb’s family is delighted to welcome David, but shortly after the guest arrives in the neighborhood, a series of deaths occurs.
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One fine day, a handsome guy with a large backpack on his back knocked on the door of a family that had lost their son and brother in the war. He introduced himself as a colleague of the deceased guy, to which, naturally, the mother invited the guest to the house. According to David, whom the guest introduced himself, the son died in front of his eyes, and the last thing he asked was to convey the words of love to his relatives, and David, as a faithful friend, kept his promise. Despite the visible dissatisfaction of the daughter and the quarrel with her husband, the mother of the deceased could not help leaving her son’s friend with her, but David was waiting for this …
As the poster says, ‘be careful who you let into your home.’ This phrase is the main meaning of the film. No matter how nice and kind the guest is, no matter who he introduces himself, no matter what he says, no matter what he puts pressure on, you cannot trust completely and completely. In the film, the maternal instinct worked, when a mother, who lost her child, especially in the war, tries to cover the bitterness of the loss thanks to at least some information from the lips of those who were with him in the last minutes, and the main character is cunning and took advantage of this … It is a very real situation, possible, thus plausible.
At the expense of the dynamics, I can’t say that this film can boast of this, but I was not bored, even, on the contrary, constant tension, some kind of mysterious atmosphere, just as mysterious as this Guest, who looks nice and kind in public, but as soon as everyone walks out the door, he becomes terribly brooding and, frankly, angry. And this is entirely the merit of Dan Stevens. To my regret, I have not seen any work where he would have been in the first roles, but here .. but here he worked perfectly! Simply gorgeous! There are two people in one body! I believe!!! People are captivated by his appearance, manners and warmth, downright radiated from him, but if you don’t follow him, he becomes a truly scary person! A kind of mixture of Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper. I would be glad to see him in other films. Among other actors, I will only note Mike Monroe: there is something in her, but she still needs to work on expressing emotions.
Another guarantee of the right atmosphere was the correct soundtrack. The same gloomy, gray, old-school or something. In general, what you need. There are no complaints about the schedule, and those that exist can be attributed to an obviously not the most solid budget.
Adam Wingard, to be honest, surprised. After the second-rate, boring horror films, he turned out to be a strong film in its own way (unless the ending can say otherwise). But, of course, the main trump card of the film is Dan Stevens, who played flawlessly. I looked with interest.
Codec: HEVC / H.265 (66.1 Mb/s)
Resolution: Native 4K (2160p)
HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0