The Gift – Review

The Gift – Budget of $5 million – 1 hour 49 minutes

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Simon Cowell and his wife, Robin are moving from Chicago to L.A. because Simon got a new job and they want a new start.  While shopping for items to go in their new home, Gordon, a school mate from Simon’s high school, approaches him and introduces himself.  Simon admits to his wife that during 1/2 of the conversation, he had no idea who was Gordon.  This small encounter leads to the first gift, a bottle of wine, being delivered to the couples door with a note.  After several gifts and odd, unannounced visits from Gordon, Simon remembers Gordon’s nickname, Gordo the Weirdo.  Simon warns his wife to stay away from Gordon and tells Gordon to stay away from his home and family.  The rejection causes a crack in Gordon’s demeanor.  Now, Gordon’s gifts become more sinister in nature and his visits quiet and deliberate.  This leads to one final “gift” that leaves a mark on Simon and Robin forever.

This movie is not the typical suspense movie because you are never sure who are the good guys and who are the bad guys.  Also, it wraps a mystery around a suspense movie, as the pain and past of each characters is revealed.    Some scenes are an obvious ode’ to Alfred Hitchcock, The King of Suspense.  While other scenes, will make you jump in your seat.  But the most suspenseful moments are those moments without any sound…just a character “listening with their eyes”.  However, like most movies in its genre, the ending cuts with the ultimate question, “Was the final gift given?”.  You can wait to rent this movie on Redbox or your cable/satellite provider.

I give this movie 1.5 out of 5 stars

Welcome Home 🙂 – Gordon

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