Movie Review: Dark Places

Synopsis: A woman (Charlize Theron) confronts traumatic, childhood memories of the murder of her mother and two sisters when she investigates the possibility that her brother (Corey Stoll) is innocent of the crime.

Movie Trailer: 

My Rating: 4/5

Why the rating?

  • The story was captivating. I was always wondering how Libby (Charlie Theron) was moving on from her horrible wicked past. She clearly struggled in the beginning with coping with her losses and building a sustainable life.
  • The movie was a crime thriller so I knew what to expect. I expected dry scenes with explanations that were both entertaining and thought provoking.
  • The acting was pretty well done. Charlie turned herself into a rebellious woman who didn’t give a damn about anything and thought the world was black and white.
  • Obviously, because it was based on a Gillian Flynn novel, there would be a twist in the story. It wasn’t too surprising like Gone Girl but it was understandable. However, it was confusing at moments for characters’ motivation.

Should you watch it?

It’s a Sunday. Curl up in your bed like I did and just watch it on Netflix. 🙂


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