Review: You Should Have Left

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Theo (Kevin Bacon) convinces his young actress wife, Susanna (Amanda Seyfried) to go away together before her upcoming shoot in London. They, along with their young daughter Ella (Every Tiiu Essex) find a house to rent in Wales and it doesn't take long to realize something is not quite right about it.

I was going to pay to watch this on PVOD when it first came out, but the reviews put me off of it. Now it's available on Netflix's DVD service and I have to say I enjoyed it a lot more than I expected it to.

This film is excellent at building tension. As Theo makes his way through this maze of a house, I was consistently feeling on edge. For once it's not the dark that makes you uneasy either, it's the light. There are so many lights.

The actors all did a great job, especially Essex who behaved like an actual child. In horror films I sometimes feel like young kids can come off a bit to "wise beyond their years" but she acted like I would expect an 8 year old to react to everything happening there. 

You can probably guess how this film is going to end, but it doesn't make it any less tense and it's a solid rental.

Recommended: Yes

Grade: B-

Memorable Quote: "Okay, I guess that one stays on." - Theo (Kevin Bacon)

2 comments:

  1. I think if it's on the TV, I'll give it a whirl as I do like Kevin Bacon and Amanda Seyfried.

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    1. Yeah, it's definitely not something to rush out and see, but it worked fine.

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