‘You Should Have Left” but now, Kevin Bacon and Amanda Seyfried are here
When Theo (Bacon) and Susanna (Seyfried) decide to rent a house in the country of Wales, they think that the quiet and the solitude will be good for their family. This is basically how every cabin in the woods movie to start. Suffice it to say, the lack of cell phone reception, and therefore ability to ask for help, will not be appreciated for a long time.
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The kinds of disorders of Theo and Susanna has are not the kind to go away when you leave anyway. It has a famous public past that follows him to Wales. She is a movie star who did love scenes that make Theo even more uncomfortable than the handful who think it is Susanna’s father. They are already in the place of distrust when the house tells them You Should Have Left.
The answer to the home ” You Must Have Left “
It is a cool place of the house. It has long corridors and wide open spaces. At night, the corridors are very dark, but really all parts of the house. These deep shadows work very well on your TV since it will not play the theaters more.
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Theo obsession over details in the house are reminiscent of when Bacon has torn the house Stir of Echoes. It is a little more subtle in You Should Have Left but Bacon play obsessed is always a good show. He studied the angles, weird fluid behavior and actions.
The house eventually becomes a maze surreal from which there is no escape, but it is subtle. There is not much violent effects. You Should Have Left will creep you out with things that are just a little off kilter, or by comparing Theo with reminders of things he tries to forget. It may be that the house is punishing him for his sins.
Kevin Bacon + Amanda Seyfried = a messed up family
Theo’s relationship with his daughter Ella (Avery Essex) is cute. They have a schtick together as a father with his daughter, after four or five years. It also discusses the Theo real parenting. When she asks about death, it is something that the parents eventually have to explain to their children, even if they are not in a horror movie.
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You Should Have Left reveals what happened on Theo’s first wife early. How to say to Ella, it is a real question. A lot of parents come to the marriage with a past. They can come up with the perfect plan to explain it, but the children do not correspond to your ideal plans. A parent can be caught off guard and the other parent is left completely.
The family drama is strong enough that some of their revelations are more shocking than the scary house. It is a platitude to say, the horror only works if you care about the characters, but few filmmakers really get it.
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Part of it is that the writer/director David Koepp doesn’t get in your face on THESE CHARACTERS. They are subtle enough that you think that you are just learning enough backstory to explain why they are in a scary situation. It turns out that these cues are vital to the drama.
If it is the horror or the drama that keeps you in, You Should Have Left is a scary sight treat. It does the job and takes it seriously.