Movie Reviews

The Others

Dir: Alejandro AmenĂ¡bar
2001 Color English 101 Min
Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and frightening moments.

A creepy little movie that grows on you. I was not sure what to expect from this movie, and I really had no desire to see it. However, there was a line in an AbFab episode (Series 5’s ‘Huntin’, Shootin’, and Fishin”) where Eddie wondered if they were in ‘The Others’. Daniel told me that I’d never fully get the joke until I saw the movie. He was right, and the joke is better than ever.

As for the movie itself, it really surprised me how much I liked it. The acting and cinematography was all top notch and really drew me into the story. Unfortunately, at the layer switch on the DVD, the disc crapped out so we had to watch the second half a few days later when the replacement DVD from Netflix arrived. It took some of the edge off, but when we started up where we left off, I was sucked back in.

There is a surprise ending in the movie, which I figured out way before the end of the movie, but I won’t go into details for those of you who haven’t seen it yet.