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The Visit (2015)

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Two siblings become increasingly frightened by their grandparents' disturbing behavior while visiting them on vacation.

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M. Night Shyamalan
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Olivia DeJonge ... Becca
Ed Oxenbould ... Tyler
Deanna Dunagan ... Nana
Peter McRobbie ... Pop Pop
Kathryn Hahn ... Mom
Celia Keenan-Bolger ... Stacey
Samuel Stricklen ... Conductor
Patch Darragh ... Dr. Sam
Jorge Cordova ... Miguel
Steve Annan ... Man on the Street
Benjamin Kanes ... Dad
Ocean James ... Young Becca
Seamus Moroney ... Young Tyler
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Storyline

Two children spend a week at their grandparents' house while their single mom goes on a relaxing vacation with her boyfriend. Becca decides to film a documentary about her grandparents to help her mom reconnect with her parents, and to find out some things about her parents as well. While filming, Becca and her little brother Tyler discover a dark secret about their grandparents.

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No one loves you like your grandparents See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic material including terror, violence and some nudity, and for brief language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sundowning See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,427,560, 13 September 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$65,206,105

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$98,450,062
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to statements made on Twitter, director M. Night Shyamalan prepared three different cuts of the film: one that was "pure comedy," another that was "pure horror," and a final one that "fell somewhere in between." See more »

Goofs

When children get off train they have no luggage. At their grandparents' house they are seen unpacking their luggage. See more »

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[first lines]
Mom: At the end of high school, I fell in love with a substitute English teacher. It was quite a scandal. Corin didn't start out a bad guy, though. We were together about 10 years and we had two kids. And then he fell in love with someone in a Starbucks, and moved to Palo Alto, California. Kind of severed relations with the three of us. My parents, if I were defending them, which I'm not, had said, back in the day, that he had an "impatient eye."They didn't like him. Week I left, things...
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Alternate Versions

In the FX broadcast, to keep the TV-14 rating, the defecation featured in the movie are censored. In addition, two scenes involving nudity is blurred out. See more »


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Non t'amo più
Written by Luigi Denza
Performed by Enrico Caruso
Courtesy of Warner Classic Ltd
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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M. Night is making a comeback.
8 October 2015 | by jackbanister16See all my reviews

I went into this movie knowing nothing about the film so when I saw, "an M. Night Shyamalan film," I let out a frustrating sigh having been disappointed by him for years. This movie was different though.

There are no viral outbreaks, no creatures chasing Will Smith, and no air benders. It's simply two kids visiting their grandparents while their single mother goes on vacation.

I've noticed that M. Night does his best work when he puts the focus on ONE main story and lets the other dynamics and plots unfold around that story. In Signs, he focused on Mel Gibson's crumbling family life with an alien invasion as a backdrop. In this film, he puts the focus on the two children's relationship and lets the rest of the film follow suit. Anywho, enough about that.

This movie has the essential elements of a creepy movie. House in the middle of the woods, crazy lunatics for grandparents, and a couple of tech savvy teenagers.

The film is shot in found footage style which has definitely been done to death, but is not "in your face" in this movie. M. Night cleverly writes the teenage girl in the movie as a film buff who focuses on cinematography and "setting the mood," which allows him to use depth of field, good lighting, and good framing unlike other FF style movies like Paranormal Activity, etc which are more jumpy and gopro-ish. The visuals and camera work are refreshingly crisp and smooth, given the method of filming

From day one, you can tell that something isn't right with the grandparents and the kids decide to set up cameras and capture the action. Long story short, things get crazy.

The most surprising thing about this film is how naturally comedy, suspense, and overt horror are blended together. Nothing really felt forced or unnatural in acting, pace, or action. At some points the horror felt a little campy, but that can't really be avoided with so much humor in the movie and most of the people I saw the movie with were cool with that.

Looking back on it, the twists were somewhat predictable but at the time I was so engrossed with the movie I didn't even notice the plot twist creep up.

Great movie and I really hope M. Night can continue with this excellence! see this movie if you can!!


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