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From the mind of writer/director Jennifer Lynch comes the shocker that stunned audiences worldwide: When he was 9 years old, Tim and his mother were abducted by taxi-driving serial killer Bob (an intensely disturbing performance by Vincent D'Onofrio). Tim's mother was murdered. Tim was kept as a chained slave, forced to bury the bodies of young women Bob drags home and keep scrapbooks of the crimes. Now a teenager, Tim (Eamon Farren) and Bob share a depraved father/son/protégé relationship. But who will ultimately sever the bond between 'family' and unimaginable horror? Jake Weber (''Medium''), Evan Bird (''The Killing'') and Julia Ormond (THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON, ''Mad Men'') co-star in what critics are calling one of the most controversial and uncompromising thrillers of our time.
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Unlike other rape/slasher films this one isn't after cheap thrills and effects. Instead it concentrates on the unusual relationship between Bob and Tim, that of captor and captive who develops a slight case of Stockholm Syndrome.
The film trudges along and then at the end Jennifer Lynch reveals her genius with a surprise ending that well, frankly should not have been a surprise. It is a film that leaves you feeling weird. The film continues with sound through the final credits.
Parental guide: F-bombs, no intense sex/rape scenes, or nudity. Male torso nudity. Blood and gore is less graphic than most films of this genre.
Eamon Farren was pleasantly restrained as the captive in which Bob captures and renames "Rabbit" at about the age of ten, nine years prior while rabbit was on an outing to the movies with his mom.
While locked in the cab Rabbit who's real name is Tim listened while Bob killed and raped his mother.After that rabbit is chained and confined to the house to do Bob's bidding and is being told to take heed because this is what life is about and he will be doing this one day because basically it's his lot in life,the house in itself is gloomy ,depressing and reeks of insanity. It lends perfectly to the mood of the film.
It has elements of Bereavement but I found it to be a superior film.
There is of course a twist,not so much of a twist but a revelation I would say.
It's a good revelation at that and the climax of the film leads into another climax and that took it to a whole other level.Great writing and acting.
I came very close to not finishing it, twice. It took me three sittings to finish.
It was slow, but well put together. It was gruesome, but for the story's plot, the gore was needed.
When I did reach the VERY end, I found it to be an awesome and rewarding movie to watch.
Watch the WHOLE movie, even the credits, and listen closely to what is and is not said the entire time.
Bob (Vincent D'Onofrio) is a cab driving serial killer who picks his victims up and takes them to his rural house. One afternoon, Bob picks up a little boy named Tim (Evan Bird) and his mother (Julia Ormond) from the movies. He takes the boy and his mother to his home. After killing Tim's mother, he chains the boy up and tells him he'll be his servant for the rest of his life and his name is now Rabbit. As Rabbit (Eamon Farren) grows into a teenager, he realizes the only way Bob will allow him to survive is by following in the killer's footsteps. He must find a way to escape from the psycho before it's too late.
The high-definition transfer of this film does nothing to keep it from feeling grimy and filthy. All the clarity of the picture does is give us a better view of the abhorrent and despondent world Rabbit lives in. This is the sort of movie you might wish still had film grain and muddy spots to hide some of the despicable things Bob does.
A 7.1 surround sound mix brings all the horrific sounds you'd never want to hear to life. One moment you'll be immersed in dreaded silence.Read more ›
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Great random movie that was recommended on a list of "Good Horror Movies you haven't seen" on some website somewhere. I wouldn't call it a "horror" movie really. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lizzy B
A true horror film. Not exactly fun, but still horrific. Jennifer Lynch is an excellent director.Published 5 months ago by Timothy McGivney
I absolutely loved this movie. Probably one of the best thrillers I have ever watched. Intriguing storyline and great acting. Has some surprising and unexpected twists. Read morePublished 6 months ago by brad