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The Gift (2015)

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A young married couple's lives are thrown into a harrowing tailspin when an acquaintance from the husband's past brings mysterious gifts and a horrifying secret to light after more than 20 years.

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Kevin 'KK' Keelor
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Rhonda Ryan
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Simon and Robyn are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned until a chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon's high school sends their world into a harrowing tailspin. Simon doesn't recognize Gordo at first, but after a series of uninvited encounters and mysterious gifts prove troubling, a horrifying secret from the past is uncovered after more than 20 years. As Robyn learns the unsettling truth about what happened between Simon and Gordo, she starts to question: how well do we really know the people closest to us, and are past bygones ever really bygones? Written by STX Entertainment

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Just Because You're Done With The Past Doesn't Mean The Past Is Done With You. See more »

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Mystery | Thriller

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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7 August 2015 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$11,854,273 (USA) (7 August 2015)

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$43,771,291 (USA) (2 October 2015)
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As he wanted to focus on directing, Joel Edgerton filmed his own scenes as Gordo two weeks into shooting and completed them in seven days. See more »

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When Gordon stays for dinner the amounts in the wine glasses vary up and down even after Simon tells Robyn that Gordo doesn't need any more wine. See more »

Quotes

Robyn: Funny, when someone lies to you enough, you just stop believing anything they say.
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Written and Performed by Eric Bolvin
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9 August 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Why as a seasoned movie addict and theatre visitor am I always amazed at the way the " Blockbusters" get all the press and gossip and fantastic movies like this slip through the net. Like last years immense " The Babadook ", this directional debut by Joel Egerton is a really good thriller and has had nowhere near the media coverage it deserves. It makes me so angry that the Marvel franchise gets rammed down our throats on TV and in fast food cafes and masterpieces slip through the net. Excellently directed and very well acted,this clever little well - wrapped gift is all we need to let us know that the proper movie making process is still alive and kicking. Very few special effects and perfect use of sound( or lack of it in some cases) with 1 or 2 shocks to keep us going,it carries a clear message of our past waiting to wreck our future. I think it cleverly slows pace half way through then wakes up in the last third.Grab it while you can guys cos this will just go after a week or 2.


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