The Presence

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"Don't Believe Everything You Hear"
  • PG-13
  • 2010
  • 1 hr 26 min
  • 4.4  (3,402)

The Presence is a supernatural thriller from 2010 that stars Mira Sorvino, Shane West, and Justin Kirk. The movie takes place in a remote cabin in the woods, where a woman (Sorvino) is staying to work on her writing. When her boyfriend (West) joins her for the weekend, strange things begin to happen. The movie opens with a scene of a woman drowning in a lake, followed by a shot of the cabin in the woods. The woman (Sorvino) is introduced as a writer who has come to the cabin to work on her latest book. She is living there alone and is initially seen typing away on her laptop, surrounded by piles of books and papers.

As night falls, strange things start to happen. The woman hears strange noises and experiences odd sensations, including the feeling of being watched. She also finds that certain objects in the cabin keep appearing in different places, as if moved by an unseen hand.

The following morning, the woman's boyfriend (West) arrives. He is younger and less serious than her, and the two have a somewhat strained relationship. As they spend time together, they begin to argue about their future together and their different priorities in life.

As the weekend progresses, the supernatural occurrences at the cabin become more frequent and intense. The woman becomes increasingly convinced that she is not alone in the cabin, and that something is trying to communicate with her. She starts to see glimpses of a mysterious figure outside the cabin, and becomes convinced that it is the ghost of a woman who drowned in the nearby lake many years ago.

The boyfriend, meanwhile, remains skeptical and dismissive of the woman's claims. He insists that there must be a rational explanation for everything that is happening, and becomes more and more frustrated when he can't find one.

As the tension between the couple grows, the supernatural events at the cabin reach their climax. The woman is forced to confront the ghostly presence head-on, and must figure out what the ghost wants in order to put it to rest. In the end, the mystery of the cabin is revealed, and the couple must come to terms with the events that have unfolded in order to move forward with their lives.

Overall, The Presence is a moody and atmospheric thriller that combines supernatural elements with a somewhat tense romantic plotline. The performances from the lead actors are strong, particularly Sorvino's portrayal of a woman grappling with both her own personal demons and an otherworldly force. While the plot may be somewhat predictable at times, the movie succeeds in building a sense of unease and tension throughout, and the final twist is satisfying and well-executed. Fans of ghost stories and supernatural thrillers will likely find much to enjoy in The Presence.

The Presence is a 2010 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 26 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.4.

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    4.4  (3,402)