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Unfortunately, the writers had other ideas in mind.....and none of them worked for me. I didn't like the idea that Robert is some kind of Manson wannabe with young women willing to do horrible things to please him. The last 30 minutes of the movie were literally painful to watch, and not just because of the gore and violence. I found the whole thing unbelievable and almost laughable, which I am sure was not the intended response.
The acting was OK for the most part, except for the two teenaged daughters. I found them both to be hard to watch, but maybe that was more about the writing than the acting. I just didn't like either one of them, so it was hard to root for them at all. David Arquette did a decent job with what he had to work with, but.....this just wasn't good at all.
The plot, such as it is, just meanders along, with faint attempts at creepiness with no follow-through. And there are so many holes in it, it's practically lace: A successful novelist who can't afford to fix a blown muffler? Cops who just shrug and toss their hands? One daughter finds a key bit of information, but never mentions it? People disappear and no one is concerned?
Although it's only about ninety minutes long, my viewing experience felt like twice-that. Worst of all, it sets itself up for a possible sequel.
No, no, NO!
"The Cottage" starts with a surreal scene of violence that raises one's initial expectations. But after this brief moment of intrigue, the main story initiates and it will be a LONG while before anything exciting happens again. We are introduced to an ordinary family looking to sublet the guest house in their back yard. Kristen Dalton and Victor Brown are the rather bland parents and their two teenage girls are unnecessarily creepy. One is a rebellious troublemaker and one is a shy do-gooder, but neither seem particularly realistic. Enter Arquette as a potential tenant. He is so over-the-top as the perfect candidate, you know he'll only bring doom and destruction.Read more ›
THE COTTAGE pulls an unexpected twist that's just too contrived to be credible. A potentially good thriller sabotaged by its weaknesses.
The amount of times people were captured without a weapon or real threat was unbelievable, if you tried to kidnap me that way you would be dead. Then the husband and daughter go missing, meanwhile the mother keeps calling the cell phones casually asking where they are, she then thinks someone is in the house so decides to walk the house IN THE DARK.. Hmm, two members of my family have gone missing, and I have a crazy tenant, let me turn all the lights off, leave my baby and walk around the house with no weapon. SO UNREALISTIC.
Also you wouldn't leave your baby for a second if you felt under threat, yet the baby was constantly left alone to get kidnapped 3 times, you didn't learn the first time around? Then the car the baby is in which is driven by a teenager with no weapon at 5 miles an hour drives by you, and instead of chasing the car you scream and cry as if it's hopeless, really??
I want my $3.99 back, I want the 2 hours of my life back and I need a new date as mine left after I picked this movie..
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The best Arquette can do is Dewey, or whatever his name was. What an unconvincing villain. This dude couldn't pursuade a turd to water, let alone a bunch of people to follow him.Published 11 months ago by B. Whitehead
From beginning to end, I was wondering how such a good premise could come off as being so placid and, sometimes, even embarrassing.
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the suspense was eh but the thought of David Arquette being able to (spoiler) have his own harim of women that he can convince to go so far as to kill their entire family is... Read morePublished on October 24, 2013 by Cindy Sherlin
A lonely guy with woman everywhere doing god knows what for hm. Kidnapping young girls was not very interesting. The girl was stupid fokr turning on her own parents. Read morePublished on July 27, 2013 by amelia allen
Actually, it was forgettable. I saw this a couple of months ago and I can't remember what it was about.Published on July 22, 2013 by Cam04
Rented this film for the plane ride. It kept my attention and was scary. I was surprised at the ending though, but don't want to tell for those that haven't seen it yet.Published on July 21, 2013 by Kindle jacket