Not only has she forgotten her family, but her childhood as well and is surprised to discover that her home is a stately manor in the middle of the country-side. Laurence is seen striking Thomas and he also propositions January for oral sex. As a result the viewer is invested into the story and anxiously awaits what possible fate lies ahead. She is accompanied by her bohemian boyfriend Callum, the apparent cause of the accident. This is a cerebral thriller, although some scenes were too sadistic for my taste. Thank you very much for your kind review of Estranged.
I love movies with dark secrets and strong female protagonists despite all she endures, her strength comes through. The trouble is, she cannot remember who that daughter was, or why she ran away in the first place. January discovers that her window is nailed shut and she does not appear in any photographs of the family. The remote family estate makes an effective locale or backdrop into terror. Had there been a supporting actor category for Screamfest, Cosmo would have had it wrapped up! Some explanation for such lack of nuance enters into the story later, although the audience is somewhat required to insert it for themselves. Quick links to site contents:.
January Dunfield is seriously injured when her boyfriend Callum crashes their scooter during a holiday in Brazil. There is some mystery during the entire movie and even if you start guessing right it's still entertaining to watch. While preparing to slit her wrists from the perpetual frustration, Thomas slips a newspaper article under the door. So, we have a decrepit stone Georgian mansion, a family of weirdos, and a girl who doesn't know head from tails. Was there a dark reason why she left them in the first place? This one is not exception. Definitely not for the faint hearted, I feel as if it missed a trick by sacrificing on dramatic realism in exchange for shock factor, and the result is you feel very uneasy watching it rather than suspenseful of the unknown.
Her family is much more of a mystery. I think on a whole, all families have dark secrets And if ever found out, lives would be completely destroyed, and the jails would full of family members. Will January overcome seemingly insurmountable odds and see a full recovery? With the strangeness in the house growing increasingly troubling, January is certain that if she cannot piece together the puzzle soon, the mental torment might tear her mind apart. January uses a broken mirror shard to hold Marilyn hostage. It's visually interesting, with great set design that immediately makes you feel uneasy. As January tries to settle in, she finds herself becoming even more estranged from her family, who just want their daughter back. It just took a little to long to get to it.
This film will give you some idea. The actors were not bad so there is nothing bad to say about that either. He was also the driver in the fateful accident. I love movies with dark secrets and strong female protagonists despite all she endures, her strength comes through. All of her childhood pictures depict her separately. Was there a dark reason why she left them in the first place? Was there a dark reason why she left them in the first place? I think this has presented a problem for the marketing department and I feel that they may be making a mistake in the way that they are presenting it.
Not only has she forgotten her family, but her childhood as well and is surprised to discover that her home is a stately manor in the middle of the country-side. The trouble is, January cannot remember who that she was, or why she ran away. It is further enriched with excellent performances from its cast, most notably Amy Mason in the lead, who is sublime. There's enough innate potential for horror here that the plot which subsequently emerges seems unnecessarily complex, and gives the impression of having missed the memo about the circumstances in which most damaging situations faced by children actually develop. Right off the bat, I can tell you that Estranged is what M. She forces all four family members inside the room, locks the door, and flees. While he makes through with non-life threatening injuries, January is not quite as fortunate.
I wouldn't put Estranged in the horror genre, in the thriller genre yes. Definitely not for the faint hearted, I feel as if it missed a trick by sacrificing on dramatic realism in exchange for shock factor, and the result is you feel very uneasy watching it rather than suspenseful of the unknown. It's a dark movie, certainly not a joyful one, with some severe sick in the head people but not the kind that makes your stomach turn. The behaviour and actions between each gets increasingly aggressive and we begin to wonder just what exactly is it that makes this family tick? She is accompanied by her boyfriend 'Callum' whom she met whilst traveling. Armed with a shotgun, January shoots and kills Laurence and then Albert.
Estranged for the most part is a powerful, emotional roller coaster ride into the evil that lurks within family secrets. Katherine has a confrontation with January in the cellar. As January tries to settle in, she finds herself becoming even more estranged from her family, who just want their daughter back. Manson exhibits incredible on-screen,smoldering intensity which makes her characters strong and intense. Thanks again William and the rest of the Estranged team.