Saturday, February 4, 2006

Jennifer Connnelly, Tim Roth, John C. Reilly, Dougray Scott, Ariel Gade, Pete Postlethwaite, Camryn Manheim

"Some mysteries were never meant to be solved"

NatashaI'm not a fan of horror movies at all. But this wasn't one of those ghost apparitions ones so I was assured I would be alright even if I was watching it past midnight. Jennifer Connelly portrays a woman who is fighting a bitter custody battle with her husband over their daughter, Ceci. Recently separated, deeply distraught with her own demons, she needs to find a suitable apartment. She finds one in some dilapidated building way out in some remote part of New York City. Then trouble begins when she discovers a leak on the ceiling of her bedroom. Despite her numerous complaints, things just seem to get worse. She gets numbing headaches, her daughter is acting up with her imaginary friend, her husband is threatening to get full support, the apartment above hers is constantly flooded, the leak just gets bigger and bigger, strange things happen. The ending was a bit off for me, like it was alluding to a sequel or something. But overall it was ok not as frightful as I thought it would be. More of a psychological thriller that plays games with your mind. The cast of the movie is pretty good especially the little kid who plays her daughter. I know it is based after a Japanese movie pegged by the same director of "The Ring" and "The Grudge". But like I said earlier those type of movies don't interest me at all so I couldn't compare which one has more substance.

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