"IF IT'S TUESDAY -
Then it must be MOVIE NIGHT"
Yes indeed, we're 3-for-3 in seeing very good movies on a Tuesday night! Tonight's movie "OrPHAN" was slightly diminished by several MORONS who just had to text and talk (they got quieter when Robin leaned over and hissed "Ssssssh", and even quieter when they stopped texting and actually watched the movie).
The catch line, "There's something wrong with Esther" (movie poster to your left), is pretty much "dead-on", but perhaps not for reasons you are thinking of. When I saw the previews on TV, I thought to myself: "Hmmm, another kid-goes-wrong movie" along the lines of "The Good Son", or maybe even possessed as in the "OMEN" movies.
Just by looking at the evil girl, gives you chills, and I don't they could have found a better actress because she nails the part, pure and simple. The plot is simple - Woman loses child (which would have been her third) and a year later she and her husband try adoption. Impressed by Esther's manners and artistic abilities, the adoption is done.
During the movie there are hints of trouble in the marriage, and the mothers former drinking problem (which led to her young daughters hearing loss), but the director doesn't really hammer it in - which is good. Obviously, with a movie such as this, you know that there will be something wrong with Esther, you just don't know what it is....for sure. And that's as far as I'll go in telling you about this excellent, CREEPY movie that gets under your skin. We both gave it "Two Tubes Up", and if you do see it, tell me what you thought of it!
REVIEW: 2 Tubes UP