A young married couples lives are thrown into a harrowing tailspin when an acquaintance from the husbands past brings mysterious gifts and a horrifying secret to light after more than 20 years. With jason bateman, rebecca hall, joel edgerton, allison tolman. Theres a reason the gift has performed with two top five finishes over as many weekends, and a big part of that is the films twisted ending. I consider it a public service to warn people away from this movie. In the ending of the gift, gordo reveals his final gift to. The gift s ending is a grievous misstep, and i wonder if its not the reason why the movie has been relegated to the dog days of august. A plot analysis and explanation of the ending of the film the gift. After the meeting ends he asks his boss if there is. The gift is a 2015 american psychological horror thriller film written, coproduced, and directed. The gift stars jason bateman from hancock, rebecca hall from vicky cristina barcelona and joel edgerton. Simon has a good business meeting in his office where the clients end up being happy. The gifts twist ending should make anyone whos vaguely sensitive to the.
The movies audience seems to be split on the matter. The gift s ending drops a huge question as to whether or not the baby born to jason batemans simon and rebecca halls robyn was fathered by robyns husband, or by her wouldbe rapist. The gift is a mature thriller thats more complex and classy than the trailers suggest. A majority of filming took place at a home in the hollywood hills neighborhood, where stx entertainment also held promotional interviews for the film. Yes, he drugged her and raped because he liked her and he somehow knew that she wanted a baby which her husband could not. Ending spoiler for the gift 2000, plus mistakes, quotes, trivia and more. Principal photography began on january 19, 2015, and ended on february 20, 2015. The ending wouldnt have the punch it is intended to have if there were no doubt.
It is unclear whether or not robyns baby is gordos or simons, but gordo gives the hint, its all in the eyes, you see. A great thriller almost ruined by a terrible ending. The ending wouldnt have the punch it is intended to have if there were no. The gifts ending is a grievous misstep, and i wonder if its not the reason why the movie has been relegated to the dog days of august. The gift does seem to believe that its an open question, who the father of robyns baby is. The film stays fairly entertaining and is overall well done, but before the surprisingly evil ending there just isnt all that much getting your blood pumping. He leaves gifts at the door, complete with notes ending in a smiley face. The gifts twist ending should make anyone whos vaguely sensitive to the way women are portrayed in media want to bash their heads against a wall. The gift is a 2000 american supernatural thriller film directed by sam raimi, written by billy bob thornton and tom epperson, and based on the alleged psychic experiences of thorntons mother the film centers on annie cate blanchett becoming involved in a murder case as a result of acquiring knowledge about the crime through extrasensory perception. Its the story of simon jason and robyn rebecca who move. Opening last weekend as a b genre movie snugly scheduled as counterprogramming to fantastic four and countercounterprogramming to ricki. Its probably not the bottle of expensive wine gordo leaves on their doorstep when he wasnt given their. Opening last weekend as a b genre movie snugly scheduled as counterprogramming to fantastic four and countercounterprogramming to. Opening last weekend as a b genre movie snugly scheduled as counterprogramming to fantastic four and countercounterprogramming to ricki and the flash, joel edgertons feature directorial debut.34 1317 351 1315 1464 1475 428 1527 617 288 687 890 505 741 1470 901 454 1517 373 37 138 504 393 1005 1157 461 36 250 1307 309 892 567 864 182 1319 753 548 294 156