Review: Inheritance

 Not the will you're looking for.


When her powerful father passes away, Lauren Monroe (Lily Collins)  a recently appointed distract attorney gets the short end of his will. Her younger brother William (Chance Crawford) is currently running for office and inherits 20 million dollars. Lauren inherits one million, and a sealed envelope with a set of keys and a flash drive apology from her father stating this burden is now hers. On her own, Lily follows his instructions and goes to an underground bunker on her family's property and finds out there's a man, Warren(Simon Pegg) who has been chained up there for the past 30 years. Thanks, dad.  

There is something about this movie that I simply cannot wrap my head around. It's not the only film to do this, plenty of others do it too and I never understand it but here most of all.....Lauren choses to tell her spouse NOTHING about what is going on. They're not written to have problems, they're seemingly in a loving relationship and have a child, yet when Lauren gets handed keys to a bunker and an ominous message from her father, she blows her husband off instead of being like "hey, this is weird, come with me." This is completely unrealistic to me. There is no way I wouldn't be telling my spouse about this. There's no way I'd be inspecting an underground bunker without him either, we would've immediately been in this together. I would understand if he was an ex or they had problems, but they don't. And she dodges him and her kid for the rest of the movie. It's so frustrating. What's the point of being married?

Rant aside, this movie is very engaging and Collins and Pegg are both good, however the script lets us down overall. In flashbacks, we learn Lauren chose to practice civil law to help those who need it instead of representing her father's friends, which causes a huge rift between them. Lauren is pointed out as being kind hearted multiple times in this film, yet she is wildly hostile to Warren immediately and never shows that she's anything other than calculating until the script makes her do something beyond stupid for the sake of plot. 

Ultimately, the 3rd act kind of throws the rest of the film out the window. Pegg, who is great for the first 2/3 of this movie goes kind of off the rails which did make me laugh a bit, but I doubt that was the filmmaker's intention. There's also the stupid thing I mentioned earlier that they make Lauren do, which I also can't get over because it makes no logical sense. 

I know in my heart this movie is bad, but I didn't have a bad time watching it. Dumb things aside, I was never bored and it was fun to guess what was going to happen next.

Recommended: Yes if you can find it for free, no if you have to pay for it.

Grade: C

Memorable Quote: "A lawyer, a banker, a politician. An unholy trinity." - Warren (Simon Pegg)


12 comments:

  1. This is on Cinemax right now (which I don't have for the time being as my mother and I refuse to pay an extra $20) as I know it's going to be on HBO soon as I'll probably give it a watch soon.

    BTW, I know the Vikings will beat the Falcons tomorrow and I'm not going to hate on it because I know the Vikings are good as we Falcons suck now.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Who wants to pay $20 for Cinemax? They just get HBO's leftovers lol. I don't blame you.

      I'm a Packers fan lol

      Delete
    2. Oh shit, I'm sorry. Falcons won and in their first win of the season. I'm really sorry.

      Delete
  2. I feel the exact same way! I could almost forgive the dumbness behind Lauren keeping her husband in the dark but after the twist reveal the rest was just unintentionally hilarious.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. As soon as I realized i had to go inspect a bunker I'd be dragging someone else in there with me.

      Delete
  3. There was something weirdly entertaining about this despite how utterly dumb the whole thing turns out to be. I'll probably never watch it again, but I wasn't bored (how's that for a ringing endorsement).

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That is the exact thing my husband and I said to each other after this. "I mean, I wasn't bored..." lol

      Delete
  4. I hadn't heard of this one. I like Simon Pegg, but I don't think I'll be going out of my way to see it. Maybe I'll give it a look if it shows up on Netflix or some other streaming service I already have.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah, it's a fine watch but I wouldn't put a huge effort into seeing it.

      Delete
  5. Totally curious about this one, Brittani, as this is the first I've heard about this. I love Pegg, so I was in on just that front, but my goodness the premise seems...wild??

    Oh, and I know my wife would spill it IMMEDIATELY. I might keep it from her...for a bit anyway.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think once you see how it all plays out, you'd tell her too. There's just so much wtf going on lol.

      LOVE your puppy avatar!

      Delete

If you're reading this sentence you should probably leave a comment.