The Disappointments Room

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"Some mysteries should not be unlocked"
  • R
  • 2016
  • 1 hr 25 min
  • 3.9  (10,389)
  • 31

The Disappointments Room is a 2016 horror-thriller film directed by D. J. Caruso and produced by Geyer Kosinki. The movie features Kate Beckinsale, Mel Raido, and Duncan Joiner in lead roles. The story revolves around a family that moves into a remote country house in North Carolina. Kate Beckinsale plays the role of Dana, a successful New York architect who moves with her husband David (Mel Raido) and their five-year-old son Lucas (Duncan Joiner) to the country house to escape the stress of their urban life. The house has a secret room that is not listed on the plans they were given, which they discover only after moving in.

Dana, who has experienced the loss of a child and is dealing with trauma, becomes obsessed with the room and begins to investigate its history, believing it might have something to do with the mysterious cries she hears at night. Though, there are some haunting elements of the film, including scenes of ghostly children and ghosts of former inhabitants of the house - the weakest part of the film is that the events that take place in the house are too common in the horror genre.

The film takes a few risks, including the symbolic scenes of disasters and self-injury, to address the inner psyche of the characters. However, the film fails to properly execute such scenes and leaves the viewers confused, rather than entranced.

As the story progresses, it becomes clear that the Disappointments Room has a dark history, and that it was designed to conceal a terrible secret. Dana finds herself digging deeper into the room's past, and she begins to uncover the tragic story of a family that once lived there. The room has a history of delivering insanity and tragedy to those who enter. Sorrow and suffering surrounds the room and those who have come near it.

Throughout the film, there are plenty of unanswered questions hanging in the balance, which ultimately leads to an open ending up for interpretation. But the most engaging aspect of the film is the relationship between Dana and her son Lucas. Their relationship is incredibly natural and relatable, and the audience can feel their love for each other from the very beginning. The tension between this mother-son duo adds an emotional depth to an otherwise dull horror-thriller movie.

Overall, The Disappointments Room is a chilling horror film that is worth watching for the performances of Kate Beckinsale and Duncan Joiner. However, the film is not perfect - it has much room for improvement in terms of the execution of certain elements of the film. The Disappointments Room does rely on some typical horror tropes, but it does stand out for its focus on characters instead of just trying to scare the audience.

The Disappointments Room is a 2016 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 25 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.9 and a MetaScore of 31.

The Disappointments Room
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    3.9  (10,389)
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