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The Uninvited (DVD)
Member Name: CosmicLove
The Uninvited (DVD)
Date: 23/02/13, updated on 23/02/13 (23 review reads)
Advantages: Gripping and amazing acting
I saw this film a while ago when it was on tv and I loved it, but didn't know what it was called because I'd only caught the last half an hour. Then more recently I came across it in the television magazine and decided to watch it again that night and it is genius!
The plot is quite simple, a teenage girl is in a psychiatric unit after her mum died in a fire and once the psychiatrists and doctors think that she has recovered and is no longer suicidal the doctors let her go home to live with her sister & dad. Her dad by this point has got a new girlfriend (who is much younger than him & very attractive) .
Anna, the main character doesn't like her at all and neither does her sister and they begin to believe that she is using their dad for his money and doesn't really love him, and they even start to suspect that she's drugging them.
As Anna gets used to life back at home she bumps into her old boyfriend who says that he saw what happened the night her mum died and Anna believes that it was her dads new girlfriend who killed her deliberately. When her boyfriend sneaks in late at night to tell her though it all starts to get really creepy.
The film kept me hooked and I really felt for the main character. It was almost like we ourselves were in the main characters shoes; confused and not knowing where to turn, because the actress who plays her was so believable. I was totally shocked by the ending but it did all make sense - it didn't abruptly end either and everything clicked into place. It's a very creepy film and at times I did feel genuinely scared and creeped out. The CGI used was flawless and the picture was really good with some nice scenery and lots of sunshine to balance out the more horrible scenes in the film.
The acting was really good, and at no point did I predict the ending. It kept me hooked from the moment it started to the moment it finished and I even went on Wikipedia afterwards to read the plot to make sure there wasn't anything that I'd missed! It is one of the best films that I've seen and I can't recommend it enough. I'd happily watch it again!
Summary: Would watch again