Movies Watched -- The Gift

Added on by C. Maoxian.

108 minute running time so at least eight minutes too long. It wasn't bad, watched without fast forwarding, a thriller, the first thriller I've seen among the 2015 movies (and in a long time), a revenge fantasy really. It's well made. The only reason I hesitate to give it a green rating is because (spoilers) if Bateman had ruined this guy's life, he would have remembered it when they first met again. He would have been less willing to have the creep over for dinner, etc. That part of the story didn't ring true. Also a simple paternity test would tell who the baby's real father is, so Bateman's mind wouldn't be poisoned for long.

Bateman is good at playing a sociopath salesman and Rebecca Hall, who plays his wife, is beautiful. Only a very good looking woman can rock hair that short. A typical yuppie couple from the 80s, now appropriately updated to the Hollywood Hills.  The villain/victim is played by some Australian guy whom I thought was Marky Mark at first (who happens to be the writer-director here, yes, it's a W.D. By movie). There are some horror-movie scare jumps within, so be prepared. Tentatively a yellow but easily upgraded to green when I finish the ~100 movies I'm watching from 2015. 

 Look at all that awful statuary!

Look at all that awful statuary!