May 03, 2019

The Intruder is in theaters on May 3rd, 2019.

‘The Intruder’ hits theatres this weekend. When I first watched the trailer for this movie, I was a little hesitant. It wasn’t rated R, meaning there wouldn’t be much blood. It also looked like a Lifetime network quality type of movie. However, I am one of those people who will make fun of lifetime movies and joke about how dumb they are but will continue to watch it. Which is exactly what I did for this movie.

The movie is about a young successful couple Scott (Michael Ealy) and Annie Russell (Meagan Good) preparing to move out of the noisey city to a country dream house Annie has been gazing at for quite some time. The owner of this country dream house in Napa Valley is a widower, Charlie Peck (Dennis Quaid) who is selling the house and preparing to move to Florida with his daughter, or so he says. We soon realize Charlie is nowhere near ready to give up his family home and his true, obsessive, colors start to show.

This movie is definitely not different from any thriller movie you’ve seen before. They same formula is used throughout the movie and there are always those characters that make those horrible decisions while being way to trusting. But of course, this is what these type of movies involve. I believe screenwriter David Loughery knew that it was going to be that kind of movie and finds a way to make it fun and thrilling. Dennis Quaid stole the show for sure. He was so crazy and unsettling at times but then turns into this youthful, handsome man so fast. I’ve never seen him so disturbing.

The movie was funny and creepy, but it did have its downside. Like mentioned earlier, there are always going to be movies where characters do stupid things. But there were some moments in the movie where I wasn’t buying into the fact an adult like Annie, would be that naive. Also some jump starts aren't believable. There were moments in the movie I would seriously doubt someone would fail to see a person watching them due to how close they were. I can sense when someone’s watching me from across the room, so how would someone not feel uneasy or that they were being watched if someone were watching closer.

I enjoyed laughing and cringing throughout this movie. It was more fun than thrilling. If you’re looking for something scarier or more serious, you’ll want to intrude to another movie instead.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5

Nicolette Nicolette (Contributor) is a Chicago Native who loves watching movies (some definitely more than once). Her favorite genres include Thrillers and Dramas. When she's not at the movies you can most likely find her at a live concert, singing along to a Disney classic or binge watching Netflix.
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