Yesterday I saw this movie and I was not impressed in the beginning. The dialog oozed cheese and I was ready for the murders to happen. Basically, so the story can actually begin. We gathered how much Jack loved his niece and vice versa within the first 10 mins. Didn’t need the other 20 or so mins of unnecessary filler to drive the point home.
When unc finally gets the initial “Help Me” call, the movie had officially begun. A couple of days after he went to their house and peeped the scene, is when he gets the 1st call from Ashley (niece). I love how he didn’t immediately answer the phone, which I think is the most natural reaction to receiving a call from a relative you just buried 0_o. That being said, I was annoyed the next time or two at how long he took to answer and the lack of responses he was giving her. Still very human reactions, but it’s a movie! Get on with it! Lol.
I thought once the niece died we weren’t going to see her anymore, only hear her on the phone, but a little past midway, she reappears and now we can see both points of view; uncle Jack’s which is in the future, and Ashley’s which is the past. Up to this point, we can only see the present (future). This was another turning point for me. Now we could see her carrying out all the tasks asked of her and the close calls that came with it! The last 30 minutes was full of suspense! It was great! This is around the time for me at least when it started to click who the killer was. Marylyn called it from jump though. Kudos to her.
This movie reminded me of a more believable version of “Deja Vu”, and also of the movie “Before I Fall”. Those were pretty good movies as well you may wish to check out if you haven’t already. This one tops them both though.
Kylie’s Rating- B+