The Gift

The Gift
The Gift
  • R
  • 1h 48m
  • 2015
Certified Fresh92%
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Jason Bateman, Joel Edgerton, and Rebecca Hall star in a chilling psychological thriller that asks the question, "Can you really go through life having never wronged anyone?" Simon (Bateman) and Robyn (Hall) are a young married couple whose life is going as planned until a chance run-in with Simon's high school acquaintance sends their world into a tailspin. At first Simon doesn't recognize Gordo (Edgerton), but after a series of uninvited encounters and mysterious gifts prove troubling, a horrifying secret from the past is uncovered after more than 20 years. As Robyn learns the unsettling truth about what happened between Simon and Gordo, she starts to contemplate: how well do we really know those closest to us, and are bygones ever really bygones?
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Certified Fresh92%
Critics Consensus: The Gift is wickedly smart and playfully subversive, challenging the audience's expectations while leaving them leaning on the edges of their seats.
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New twist on familiar thriller setup has tension, swearing.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Gift is a thriller that offers a new twist on the frequently used "psychotic intruder" formula (The Boy Next Door, etc.). While there's plenty of tension, violence is limited to a brief fight, a slap, arguing, dead fish in a pond, and one quick jump-scare. Frequent strong language includes several uses of "f--k," "a--hole," "bitch," and "s--t." A husband and wife kiss and touch, and there are some brief sexual innuendoes/references. Characters drink fairly frequently, but always in social occasions (twice, it seems like people have had a bit too much). Reference is made to a character's former drug problems; she steals and takes a prescription pill from a neighbor. The movie addresses bullying and its long-term impact.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Thriller
  • Release Date:August 7, 2015
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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