Friday, September 20, 2013

Stoker (2013)

Director: Chan-wook Park. Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode, Jacki Weaver, Dermot Mulroney. 99 min. Rated R. UK/USA. Drama/Mystery.

Creepy uncle (Goode) shows up for the first time at the funeral of a brother who had a creepy daughter (Wasikowska) and a creepy wife (Kidman). So the whole mystery is what all this creepiness is all about - meanwhile, characters keep disappearing and bodies keep piling up. Thankfully the main events happen in broad daylight; otherwise, this could have easily masqueraded as a horror movie. By the Korean director of Oldboy and Thirst, this beautifully photographed work with a great ensemble cast kept me slightly intrigued till the end, but when it was done, I was asking: So what?

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