“I… don’t… need you.” – Chloe Sherman
“You will.” – Diane Sherman
Number of Times Seen – 1 (23 Nov 2020)
Brief Synopsis – A paralyzed teen must rely on her mother to help her with all of her medical problems until one day when she starts to get suspicious of her mother’s actions.
My Take on it – This is a film that I heard some great things about and was quite interested to finally see what it was all about.
The story is presented really well and the subtlety of the story helps enhance things a lot.
The film’s use of a minimalist cast and locations which in some ways makes the story feel even more intimate and personal because it feels so inviting.
The film has a great cast led by Sarah Paulson who finds ways of playing this character in a very ambiguous way.
This adds so much to the tension of the film because we are never quite sure what she will do.
Kiera Allen is also great here as the daughter and her performance really enhances the way we see her character and the things she needs to deal with.
They do a wonderful job keeping the suspense level quite high throughout and this is largely accomplished by the fact that we never quite know what the characters will do in various situations that they find themselves in.
There are some great twists and turns in the story that add to the suspenseful nature of the story and help make things even more engaging to watch unfold.
Bottom Line – Great thriller that is presented in a very subtle way. The minimalist cast and locations helps make things feel much more intimate and inviting along the way. The cast is great and Paulson is able to play her character in an ambiguous way so that we never quite know what to expect from her. Allen is also great and helps make things work so much better due to her performance here. The film is able to constantly keep the tension level quite high especially given the fact that we are never quite certain of how the characters will react to things that happen. The film has some great twists and turns that helps make things so suspenseful and engaging. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Kiera Allen, the actress who plays Chloe, also uses a wheelchair in real life. The filmmakers purposefully wanted to cast a disabled actress, stating that Hollywood rarely casts disabled actors for disabled roles. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)
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