- 1 hr 36 min
Fear is a 1996 thriller directed by James Foley, starring Mark Wahlberg and Reese Witherspoon. Reese Witherspoon stars as Nicole Walker, an innocent 16 year old girl. She lives with her father, her stepmother and her step brother Toby. At a party she meets David McCall played by Mark Wahlberg and falls head over hills in love. At first David seems like a nice polite guy, just a little overbearing. Soon we see a darker side to Nicole's prince charming. One day when David picks Nicole up from school he sees her hugging one of her close guy friends. David goes crazy and starts beating the guy friend up and ends up giving Nicole a black eye in the process. Nicole breaks it off with David due to his actions, leaving David crushed. Nicole's dad is pleased with her decision to end it with David because of the lack of trust he had for the guy. After many apology attempts Nicole forgives David and accepts him back into her life. One night while Nicole's family is away she invites David over and goes a little farther then what she should. When Nicole's dad finds out he is outraged and asks a friend to do a little digging on the background of the man seeing his daughter, We soon discover that David has been lying the whole time and has some serious mental issues. When Nicole's dad confronts David to tell him to stay away from him daughter, David begins to beat his chest furiously and leaves bruises to look like he has been assaulted by someone else. Nicole's father confronts her and she tells him that he can't stop her from seeing David because they love one another and that he is lucky that David didn't go to the police after what he did to his chest. Soon we see that David is even less okay when he attacks Nicole's male friend in the woods and kills him. The movie climaxes when David and his friends come to kill Nicole's family and steal her away. David is convinced that Nicole will run away with him. The movie ends with Nicole and her family killing David and his friends and surviving the awful ordeal.