The Others (2001)

Written and directed by Alejandro Amenabar.  Starring Nicole Kidman, Fionnula Flanagan, Elaine Cassidy and Christopher Eccleston.

Plot: a woman and her photosensitive children live in an old house they come to believe is haunted

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Nicole Kidman and her children live in a secluded old house.  Her children are photosensitive which means the whole house has to remain dark.  Doors locked, curtains closed,  very melancholy look.  Her daughter is a brat most of the time, but the little boy is cute and you’re rooting for him if for no one else.

Now, here’s where the “ghosts” come in.  Ghosts that may or may not be involved with the new employers Kidman’s hired to help out around the house.  And it seems that one of them is creepy, old woman.  Because it’s ALWAYS a creepy, old woman.

The performances are terrific.  It’s hard to root for anyone due to the utter confusion of what’s going on, but the story is haunting.  Perhaps it was better as a Twilight Zone episode, perhaps not.  We think it’s about average.

DJ gave it a 46/100.  I gave it a 56.

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About TaraRomero

I suppose I could list my favorite movies here, but instead I'll give you a strange glimpse into what makes me TaraRomero. 1. When I'm alone I like to sing really loudly to songs I know really well and pretend I'm actually good at it. 2. I am a bonified Hiddlestoner. 3. I have kept a journal for the last 25 years and I still own every one of them. 4. I like ordering travel magazines and picking out trips I'm going to take when I'm rich. 5. I'm currently worrying about my brother. I always worry about my brother. He's younger and it's my job. 6. If I knew I was dying in one hour, I would type a very strange email and then go spend time with my family (including my fur babies). 7. The best non-horror movie I've seen recently is The Giant Mechanical Man. 8. I am obsessed with Bob's Burgers and I watch one episode every night before I go to bed. 9. If I had a son I'd name him Malachai (as in Christian Mythology). If I had a daughter I'd name her Antigone (as in Greek Mythology). 10. My favorite band is and I supposed always will be, Matchbox Twenty. However, the music has become more upbeat lately and I don't like it as much. Just being honest.
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