You Should Have Left is a suspenseful thriller that had me wondering what would happen next from the very beginning of the movie.
Literally, from the moment the movie begins, we are thrown into a scene that sets the tone of how we’ll feel for the rest of the film…waiting for something bad to happen. What I am saying is that I spent most of the time being more scared of what could happen and when the moment finally arrived, the moment in which I should have been scared, all I felt was relief! I was so happy that I wouldn’t have to worry anymore, especially when it involved scenes with his daughter (because they gave this mama a lot of anxiety).
So what’s it about? Essentially this house makes you confront your sins which means not everyone who checks in gets to check out (doesn’t that sound like the essence of the song, Hotel California?). As if renting a vacation home wasn’t nerve wracking enough, this movie took that fear to a whole other level. While we do get some answers as to why this is happening, I still have questions. Like, what does the angle of the house have to do with anything? Seriously, my husband and I want to know so if you figure it out, can you please tell me?
I also wish they had given us a bit more closure (within the family) at the end. I was left feeling like there was more to be explained…more to explore. I guess the film is reminder that you can’t always run from your past mistakes because they will eventually catch up to you.
Seeing Kevin Bacon and Amanda Seyfried together as a couple was believable. I thought they has chemistry and I actually found it amusing that they poked fun at the age difference throughout the film. Speaking of their chemistry, there is a scene early on in the film that is for mature audiences only.
Overall, if you are into thrillers then you should watch You Should Have Left. * and when you do, let me know about the right angles OK?
You Should Have Left is on demand everywhere!
In a new psychological thriller, Kevin Bacon and Amanda Seyfried star as a couple seeking a restful vacation on an isolated edge of the world only to discover that secrets demand a reckoning … and travel with you. In this terrifying, mind-twisting tale, a father fights desperately to save his family from a beautiful home that refuses to let them leave. Theo Conroy (Bacon) is a successful middle-aged man whose marriage to his much younger actress wife, Susanna (Seyfried) is shredding at the seams, frayed by her secretiveness, his jealousy, and the shadow of his past. In an effort to repair their relationship, Theo and Susanna book a vacation at a stunning, remote modern home in the Welsh countryside for themselves and their six-year-old daughter, Ella (Avery Essex). What at first seems like a perfect retreat distorts into a perfect nightmare when Theo’s grasp on reality begins to unravel and he suspects that a sinister force within the house knows more than he or Susanna have revealed, even to each other.