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The Disappointments Room 2016

The Disappointments Room 2016

Some mysteries should not be unlockedSep. 09, 2016 92 Min.
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Director

D.J. Caruso
Director

Cast

Kate Beckinsale isDana Barrow
Dana Barrow
Mel Raido isDavid Barrow
David Barrow
Duncan Joiner isLucas Barrow
Lucas Barrow
Lucas Till isBen Phillips Jr.
Ben Phillips Jr.
Gerald McRaney isJudge Ernest Blacker
Judge Ernest Blacker
Celia Weston isMarti Morrison
Marti Morrison
Ella Jones isLaura Blacker
Laura Blacker

Synopsis

Watch full the disappointments room 2016 movie online. A mother and her young son release unimaginable horrors from the attic of their rural dream home.

Kate Beckinsale’s brief return to classy film fare with last spring’s hit Love & Friendship (based on a Jane Austen story) comes to a screeching halt with the weekend release of The Disappointments Room. Actually, this horror film was made before the Whit Stillman opus but has been delayed because of the turmoil surrounding the distributor, Relativity Media. Now that the company has come out of bankruptcy, some of its library has begun to see the light of day. So viewers will find Beckinsale back in the exploitation field that she seemed to have fled. Fortunately for her, the new film will come and go quickly.

One can see what might have attracted Beckinsale to the project (aside from a paycheck). She plays Dana, a woman still recovering from the death of a baby daughter when her husband suggests that it would be good for her and their young son if they sought a change of scenery and moved to a deserted old house in the country. That is never a good idea, at least in schlock movies; you can be sure that disaster is lurking in the musty attic and leaking roof. No doubt the actress saw an opportunity to explore the psychology of grief, and she gives a compelling performance in scenes of mental anguish.

Unfortunately, the script by director D.J. Caruso (best known for thrillers Eagle Eye and Disturbia) and actor Wentworth Miller never goes beyond a routine haunted house scenario. The film gets its title from an apparently authentic bit of historical lore, whereby physically or mentally impaired children were sometimes locked away from public view in “disappointments rooms.” Needless to say, these abandoned children are not going to rest quietly, and the grim history of this troubled house intersects with Dana’s psychological fragility to endanger her and her family.

Original titleThe Disappointments Room
TMDb Rating4.1 87 votes

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