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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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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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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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7 August 2015 (USA)  »

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Weirdo  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,854,273, 9 August 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$43,771,291, 4 October 2015
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Trivia

Three actors in this movie have also all starred in Horrible Bosses (2011) together: Jason Bateman, Wendell Pierce and P.J. Byrne. See more »

Goofs

When Gordo invites his "new friends" for dinner there is an elaborate security gate. When Simon rushes back to the house, however, he is able to enter the driveway and drive right up to the front door. See more »

Quotes

Gordo: It's all in the eyes, you see.
Gordo: You see what happens when you poison other people's mind with ideas?
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Connections

Referenced in Filmbarátok Podcast: Episode #1.80 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Keep in the Dark
Written by James Edward Bagshaw, Thomas Edward Walmsley, Samuel Toms, and Adam Thomas Smith
Performed by Temples
Courtesy of Fat Possum Records
By arrangement with Zync Music Group LLC
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Entertaining movie with lots of suspense
29 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

'The Gift' is a psychological thriller in the true sense of the word. It's all about psychology: at the end of the film, the lead characters are completely different persons from who they seemed to be at the beginning. The hero becomes the villain, and vice versa.

Not many directors can pull this off in a believable way, but Joel Edgerton does it perfectly. Every development is logical and the screenplay is constructed in an extremely clever way. It centres on Robyn, a housewife who slowly discovers that her husband not only hides episodes from his past from her, but also is a very different sort of person from the one she thought he was. The truth is slowly uncovered because a person from the past turns up on their doorstep, and makes Robyn question her husband's statements.

There are no unnecessary sidelines, so the story stays focused and the viewer is constantly challenged to reassess his view on what he sees happening. Even at the very end, there is a nice twist to make the viewer keep on questioning if what he thinks happened, really happened. This is a very entertaining movie with lots of suspense.


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