My, oh my. Where do I begin? And I do say that in such an average way. The movie was right to sell to Netflix. I do not think that it would have made a lot of money in theaters now that I have finally watched it. I could have watched this my way; form anyone’s window! A window that was broken would have been better; a window that was dirty could have been better. I did not like this movie!
The first half of the movie was very slow – BUT it does set the tone for the second half of the film, but when you piece it all together, the overall product still is pretty average. I have seen films with a somewhat similar premise and it’s enjoyable and interesting. When you look out the window – what do you expect to see out of the window? What window do you want?
This? Not so much. If you were to go online and read articles about the movie, you will be reading similar to what I am writing and they are all – accurate! I can say that Amy Adams played her role fiercely! That is the only thing fabulous about the film! I was totally lost from teh moment that I put the film on up until the last 45 minutes, which was when it was starting to pique my interests. I am being brutally honest with you! So brutally honest, too!
I will admit from the trailer – I was intrigued, but isn’t that the point of movie trailers – to show you the good scenes and have music that attracts and scenes that allure you to be interested and that catches YOUR eye? That is what this film does! TRICKS YOU!!! If I had to rate the movie in parts, I would have to give the first half a “D” and the second half an “A.” This is simple a mediocre film to put on to have on to fall asleep to. Period!
Hence, my overall candid opinion, the film gets a “C” in my book. It is not worthy of a “B” no matter how the first half sets the tone for the ending/second half. The first half should have kept the audience’s attention just as much as the first half. Actually a movie should do that for the ENTIRE duration of a film, truthfully. Certain elements were still missing form the film in order fro us to fill in certain blanks. I mean you can leave things out, if you will fill it in for us a the end or the close of the film for us to understand what had happened, but hat did not even happen!
Towards the close of the film as things begin to close in on you as you get to play a detective as to who the mystery killer is; IF there is a killer; IF there even is a Jane Russell; IF Anna Fox really thinks she saw what she saw, etc. This had the potential to be a really good film; it had all of the elements to be a great thriller film, but there was no good cast except for Amy Adams and Julianne Moore!
The film does make it hard for you to differentiate between what is fact – or fiction – but not by very much. Lastly, the character of Dr. Anna Fox is a psychologist, right? Yes. But she is an agoraphobic -the movie NEVER discloses HOW she became one…..