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Can't Come Out To Play [DVD] [2017]

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A frantic Katherine, refusing to accept that there is no hope for her son, subdues Richard with a sedative and pursues the children. The Harvest (released as Can't Come Out to Play in Europe) [1] is a 2013 American horror thriller film released by IFC Films that was directed by John McNaughton. They manage to get back inside the house and Maryann hides in the basement, where she discovers a comatose boy. I WAS ACTUALLY STUNNED by some of the poorer reviews, but if they were based on the premise this was a horror I can almost understand, as although there are truly horrible / horrendous aspects to the narrative, it is a THRILLER. That being said, the film seems to intertwine between two families and the maelstrom of chaos that unravels.

A couple who keeps their sick son in a secluded environment find their controlled lives challenged by a young girl who moves in next door. Tension is built up effortlessly and, at times, it is the screaming silence that speaks louder than any words could. She moves into the neighborhood with her grandparents (played by Leslie Lyles and the ever so cool Peter Fonda), after the death of her parents. Katherine, who had caught up to Jason and Maryann, is informed via her pager that her son's ventilator has been unplugged, and runs back to the house. So much in fact that, the caring demeanor of his mother suddenly takes a turn from sweet yet tired to a more domineering almost "Annie Wilkes like persona".The psychopathy of Andys mother is so awful it’s hard to watch at times but the performance is truly commendable.

Overall, the whole cast are spot-on and deliver great performances and they do drive the film forward. a little better however the young actors (Natasha Calis and Charlie Tahan) outshining all the adults, give excellent emotional wide eyed performances as two kids caught in the complexities of an adult phsycho-mess that is the relationship between Katherine (Morton) and Richard (Michael Shannon) and their response to having a sick child.It may seem like a bit of a chore at times, but there is a lot to enjoy in this quietly terrifying, character-driven horror thriller and it’s worth watching for Samantha Morton’s performance alone. IM NOT A FAN OF HORROR so this suited me fine, as there is no gratuitous stuff more generally linked with the horror genre, as scare tactics. John McNaughton sought a PG rating for the film, but failed: "I made a promise that I would deliver a movie with no overt violence, no bad language, no sex, no nudity.

She represents the traditional idea of woman’s role; the one that states women are to be good housewives and must dote on their husband and children. Clearly we all have different ideas of excellence, but writing as someone not knowing anything about this movie, prior to viewing, I have to agree it’s NOT A HORROR movie, but IT IS AN EXTRAORDINARY PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER, which from beginning to end traces a brilliantly well executed and acted entry into the world of a crazed mother/physician played so well by Morton. The film’s underlying is a positive one; despite the unhappiness felt by many in the film they all act unselfishly, or at least that’s probably what they’re telling themselves. She becomes unhinged when she learns that her new neighbour (Natasha Calis) has secretly befriended the boy, and has been encouraging behaviour she doesn’t approve of. The film stars fan favorites Peter Fonda, Michael Shannon, Samantha Morton, Charlie Tahan (From TV Series GOTHAM) and Natasha Calis.I agree totally with other reviews who say that it is definitely a thriller but the suspense doesn't build steady enough which ruins it. However, Maryann's visits continue in Katherine's absence; she even takes Andy outside to play baseball. There was some fine acting from the youngsters Charlie Tahan and especially Natasha Calis as the friend who puts everything on the line to rescue him.

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