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Director: Joel Edgerton
Starring: Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall

Joel Edgerton has masterfully produced, written and directed this spine-chilling psychological thriller which he also stars in. Audiences will be afraid, very afraid as they sit at the very edge of their seats throughout.

Young couple Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall) move to Los Angeles and have an unexpected encounter with Gordo (Joel Edgerton), an eerie old school friend of Simon.

From the very beginning this rekindled friendship seems forced and one-sided, Gordo making constant unannounced visits and sending gifts to Simon and Robyn. His motives are questionable and as the story builds the twists and turns will have an unsuspecting audience questioning who the real bad guy is.

All is not as it seems in this enthralling thriller and enthusiasts of films in this genre will not be disappointed. This is not a slasher and blood fest style of film, but a thriller which successfully captivates audiences through well-sustained suspense and momentum which quickly accelerates from the onset.

The usual scare-tactics will have movie-goers screaming out loud and anticipating the next scary moment, and the gift delivered in the climactic scenes will leave audiences in shock, wondering whether this marriage can recover.

Performances from all the main players are exceptional, especially Edgerton whose characterization of Gordo redefines the words macabre, chilling and disturbing. Produced on a shoestring budget of US$5m this film is a resounding success, having hit gold at the US box office with a respectable US$45m in its first 3 weeks of release. The Gift resonates Edgerton's shining future in Hollywood.
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