It's time for a young African American to meet with his white girlfriend's parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare.
When three girls are kidnapped by a man with 23 different personalities, they have to work out which of those personalities will help them escape and which of those personalities will try to stop them. Written by
This movie takes place in M. Night Shyamalan's hometown of Philadelphia. Philadelphia Phillies stickers can be seen stuck to objects throughout the film. See more »
When Dennis/Patricia are in the train station after Patricia has bought flowers to lay on the train platform,an extra is seen walking behind Dennis/Patricia, and the extra is looking directly at the camera. See more »
[about Casey standing over in the corner]
That's what happens when you do a mercy invite.
I believed you wanted to invite everyone.
Dad, I can't invite everyone in my art class except for one person without social networking evidence inflicting more pain on that person than was intended. And I'm not a monster.
I'm proud of you. I think.
She gets detention a lot and she yells at teachers sometimes. There was that rumor that went around that she just kept running away from home.
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The end credits are shown in 24 frames in the background of the scrolling credits to simulate the 24 different personalities that Kevin has in the movie. See more »
...which goes on about this movie. I liked it greatly. The suspense starts within a few minutes from the beginning, and never releases its grip until the final demise. The mean actor is absolutely great in his performance, playing 8 different personalities was not an easy task, and he did accomplish it with awesome skill. The setting of the story is totally creepy and perfectly fit for the character and the tale that is told, the soundtrack is carefully chosen to masterfully accompany the gloomy, sick atmosphere, and what about the story itself? It has a few minor flaws, but it works more than fine, and reading other reviews I notice that many didn't get important details.
Casey's flashbacks, which many have deemed useless to the story, are instead a key element in the lunatic's final attitude towards her, and his seemingly unrealistic transformation (the most impressive one, I'm not going to say more in order not to spoil anything) is justified many times in the course of the movie by the description of how different personalities in one single person can have each their own physical peculiarities (such as illnesses etc.) which the others have not. Sure, the transformation itself a bit exaggerated, but the sense remains the same. And anyway, hey, it's a movie! You're expected to apply a certain amount of suspension of disbelief. Otherwise, just watch documentaries.
As in just any horror/thriller movie, there's a few "I-have-to-act- stupid-in-order-to-keep-the-movie-going" moments, but those are to be expected, and don't take anything away from the enjoyment anyway.
All in all, this is a very good movie in my opinion. If you like thick suspense and psychological twists, just watch it and you will enjoy it.
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