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"The most important part of a story is the ending."
  • PG-13
  • 2004
  • 1 hr 36 min
  • 6.5  (208,107)
  • 46

Secret Window, released in 2004, is a psychological thriller film starring Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, and John Turturro. The movie is based on a novella called "Secret Window, Secret Garden" by Stephen King. The movie revolves around the life of Mort Rainey (Johnny Depp), a successful writer who has been going through a rough patch since his recent divorce from his wife, Amy. Mort moves into a secluded cabin in the woods to get some peace and quiet to focus on his writing. However, his peace is short-lived when a stranger named John Shooter (John Turturro) arrives at his door accusing him of plagiarizing his story.

Mort dismisses Shooter's accusations as absurd and tries to ignore him. However, Shooter becomes increasingly aggressive and threatens Mort's life if he doesn't admit to stealing his story. As Mort begins to investigate Shooter's claims, he realizes that Shooter may not be all he appears to be and may not even exist.

As Mort becomes more entrenched in the mystery, he becomes increasingly paranoid, unable to separate reality from the story he is writing. His ex-wife, Amy (Maria Bello), comes to visit him and becomes concerned about his mental state. Together they try to uncover the truth about John Shooter and what he really wants from Mort.

The movie is a slow-burning psychological thriller that keeps the audience guessing until the very end. Johnny Depp's performance as the troubled writer is captivating, and he masterfully portrays Mort Rainey's descent into madness. The movie is also visually stunning, with the bleak, isolated cabin perfectly capturing the mood of Mort's mental state.

Maria Bello gives a strong performance as Mort's ex-wife, bringing much-needed stability to the plot. John Turturro is also excellent as John Shooter, who manages to be both menacing and enigmatic at the same time.

The movie is filled with twists and turns that keep the audience engaged and guessing until the final reveal. Despite some plot holes and unanswered questions, Secret Window is a thrilling ride that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats.

Overall, Secret Window is a gripping psychological thriller that showcases Johnny Depp's acting range and Stephen King's storytelling talent. The movie is the perfect blend of suspense and drama, making it a must-see for fans of the genre.

Secret Window is a 2004 mystery with a runtime of 1 hour and 36 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5 and a MetaScore of 46.

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    1 hr 36 min
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    6.5  (208,107)
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