Review of The Gift

The VHS hits continue.

The GiftThis was a movie I was super impressed by and was all set to write on the Quote of the Day e-mail list back in 2001 about how much I liked it. And then I came home and watched Frequency, which is still my favorite movie. So it’s easy to see how this would have gotten forgotten. Until now, where it will be read by an average of 1.1 people, one of them being me.

Cate Blanchet is a medium in the town the song Fancy references. She sees Katie Holmes naked and murdered in a vision. And yes, I said naked. Keanu Reeves is the obvious lead suspect, but there are a handful of others it may be. And how can they convict him based on evidence uncovered by a vision? But there is a second storyline with Giovanni Ribisi that is equally haunting, if not more so.

In the end, it’s a tad contrived and writing about mediums seems easy as far as information that the movie needs to share with the audience because sometimes they can see things, sometimes they can’t. But the story and characters still grabbed my attention. 8.5 bugs (out of 10).

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