Director: Veena Sud
Writers: Veena Sud (written for the screen by), Marcus Seibert (based on the film “Wir Monster” written by) | 1 more credit »
Stars: Peter Sarsgaard, Mireille Enos, Joey King
When a father and daughter are driving to dance camp, they the daughter’s friend on the side of the road. After offering to give her a ride, the good intentions quickly turn into a horrific nightmare that impacts the entire family’s life, and possibly even destroy them in the process. In this drama suspense thriller, you will see what a family will go through to cover up for a loved one, what a dark secret can do to a person’s soul, and just how strong the bond of a family is in this entertaining story that kept me engaged the entire time.
I enjoyed this film from Blumhouse and Amazon Studios ‘Welcome to Blumhouse’ collection. It by far has the most engaging story for me of the four films released and works well on multiple levels of suspense. The story has many hooks that are engrossing to watch and zigs when you expect it to zag. I don’t want to spoil a lot in this film because it was the only film of the four to genuinely surprised me and you should know as little as possible going into it.
The acting is stellar from all three of our leads. Joey King as the daughter of both Peter Sarsgaard and Mireille Enos’s characters is brilliant, and the other two actors are all pulling out some of the best dramatic moments of the film by far. I loved seeing the progression of each character as they sink deeper and deeper into the lie that they all share. It’s not just a good scary movie, but a great drama film as well.
This is a must-see for anyone this year and I would say it scores the highest marks of the ‘Welcome to Blumhouse’ collection. Sometimes the story loses momentum but the third act makes up for the lag.
I’m giving ‘The Lie’ an 7.5/10