Redboxin’ It! – The Gift

Another movie from my Redbox Saturday evening that I picked out was The Gift.  I had wanted to see this movie in the theaters but missed it.  Had a former co-worker see it and tell me it was terrible, but I love Jason Bateman and she sucked so I’m giving it a shot anyway!

Redbox reviews give it a 3.5 out of 5 stars.
IMDB has a rating of 7.1 out of 10 stars.
Rotten Tomatoes 93% Tomatometer and 76% Audience.

From the beginning all I want to know is…. what did Simon do to Gordo back in the day and why, if Simon remembers Gordo and possibly did something bad, would he even invite Gordo into his life?  And why would you not find it creepy that someone from your past just invited themselves into your life?

I wanted to like this movie.  I really did.  But it just seemed so obvious. We know that Simon is basically a jerk, so it’s obvious Gordo, the weirdo, was probably bullied by him in school but really… was that it? There wasn’t something more deep and sinister? He wanted to destroy Simons life for a good reason right?

I felt like I had missed something.  I thought maybe it was because I missed whatever the something was because I was busy trying to keep my cats from turning off the bluray player.

I didn’t miss anything… and it was slightly disappointing.  Overall a good movie just not much of a thrill in the thriller.

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