WHAT YOU CAN’T SEE CAN HURT YOU.
Cecilia Kass (Elisabeth Moss), who’s run away from her wealthy and abusive husband (Oliver Jackson-Cohen), learns that he’s killed himself… but she feels a strange presence. A modern update of the old H.G. Wells novel with a clear purpose: adapting it for the Metoo era. A great idea that works very well, visually and emotionally; there are several creepy scenes here, boosted by Benjamin Wallfisch’s quietly unnerving music score. In spite of the film’s length, there are no dull spots. However, some people might find logical gaps and characters acting in ways that are less than believable a problem.
2020-U.S.-Australia. 124 min. Color. Widescreen. Written and directed by Leigh Whannell. Music: Benjamin Wallfisch. Cast: Elisabeth Moss (Cecilia Kass), Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Adrian Griffin), Aldis Hodge (James Lanier), Storm Reid, Harriet Dyer, Michael Dorman.
Trivia: At an earlier stage, Johnny Depp was considered for the lead.