Whilst Fantastic Four was busy bombing and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation was bringing more and more people into the Church of Rebecca Ferguson (hi there, nice to have you!), there was another, less high-profile film in theaters: psychological thriller The Gift, the directorial debut of actor Joel Edgerton (Animal Kingdom, Warrior). It’s currently rocking a 92% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which might make you think it is a good film. And it is!
Until the last half hour, at which point it should make anyone who’s vaguely sensitive to the way women are portrayed in media want to bash their heads against a wall.
This post contains massive spoilers. I consider it a public service to warn people away from this movie.