A woman named Susan receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband — a man she left 20 years earlier — asking for her opinion of his writing. As she reads, she is drawn into the fictional life of Tony Hastings, a math professor whose family vacation turns violent.
|Release Date||:||November 4, 2016|
|Production Company||:||Universal Pictures, Artina Films, Fade to Black Productions, Focus Features|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Tom Ford, Christophe Le Chanu, Jason Blumenfeld, Scott Peterson|
|Writers||:||Tom Ford, Austin Wright|
|Casts||:||Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Armie Hammer, Laura Linney, Andrea Riseborough, Michael Sheen, Zawe Ashton, Jena Malone, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Ellie Bamber, Karl Glusman, Robert Aramayo, Graham Beckel, India Salvor Menuez, Imogen Waterhouse, Neil Jackson, Franco Vega, Lee Benton, Maria Zyrianova, Jack Wallace, Chelsea Taylor, Carson Nicely, Nick Hounslow, Tonia Marie Rosée, Amanda Fields, Josh Ford, Piper Major, Peggy Fields Richardson, Lori Jean Wilson, Michele Dunn, Janet Song|
|Plot Keywords||:||female nudity, based on novel, hostage, loss of daughter, mother daughter relationship, loss of wife, overbearing mother, flashback, death of wife, unfaithful wife|
Disappointing. Being a fan of Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaals movies, I thought this would be a great watch. Unfortunately, it was an absolute waste of time. The movie is hard to stay in tune with as its boring and fails to reach any real story line. By the end it will make you question any film you go to put on again. Jake Gyllenhaals character is frustrating to watch for how incredibly useless he is and how Aaron Taylor-Johnson received a Golden Globe over other nominees is beyond me. Director Tom Ford is really to blame for this disaster of a movie. If your looking for a thriller or simply a good plot, look somewhere else.