Thursday Movie Picks: Domestic Thrillers
This week's theme from Wandering Through The Shelves is domestic thrillers. Even though this is a pretty broad category, I struggled with it a bit. I might be reaching a little on the "thriller" part of this, but here's what I came up with.
1) The Gift
A married couple's life is thrown for a loop when an old friend shows up bearing gifts. Honestly, I had pretty low expectations for this movie but it ended up being so good and completely disturbing. Joel Edgerton, Rebecca Hall, and Jason Bateman were all excellent.
A woman stuck in a mundane marriage starts swallowing random objects to regain control. This film is one of the most beautifully shot of 2020 so far and while it may not be a traditional thriller per say, you're constantly on edge thinking about what could happen to Hunter next.
3) Hard Candy
This one doesn't involve a married couple, but a man who lures a 14 year old girl to his home when she has other plans in mind. It has all the makings of a domestic thriller. I found the response to this film when it first came out interesting. It was before I blogged, but I feel like every guy that saw this film absolutely hated it while every woman adored it. I'm sure in the blogging community it's much more even keeled but in my small town. This was pretty polarizing.