The Rental

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  • R
  • 2020
  • 1 hr 28 min
  • 5.7  (37,510)
  • 62

The Rental is a 2020 American horror/thriller film directed by Dave Franco and stars Dan Stevens, Alison Brie, Sheila Vand, and Jeremy Allen White. The film explores the consequences of secrets and hidden intentions between two couples who rent an isolated vacation home in Oregon for a weekend getaway. The film opens with Charlie (Dan Stevens) and his business partner Mina (Sheila Vand) booking a vacation home for the weekend. Charlie's wife Michelle (Alison Brie) and his younger brother Josh (Jeremy Allen White) joins the two later on to have a great time. As they get settled into the house, the couples become relaxed and comfortable, enjoying the amenities of the secluded location, such as a hot tub, an excellent fireplace, and breathtaking views of the surrounding nature. However, their fun soon turns into terror when they discover hidden surveillance cameras in the home.

The group soon begins to feel like they are being watched or even followed, leading them to become increasingly paranoid and suspicious of each other. Their relationships become more strained and complicated as their secrets begin to unravel, and trust fades away. The cameras lead the group to uncover truths about themselves and each other that threaten to destroy their relationships.

Dan Stevens portrays Charlie, a character with complex emotions and motivations that drive the progression of the film. As the film unfolds, it becomes clear that Charlie is struggling with a lot and has a history of substance abuse and dysfunction. He tries to keep secrets from his wife and friends, and as the story progresses, we see how his past has influenced his current state of mind.

Alison Brie plays Michelle, Charlie's supportive wife, the only character who is always in control of herself and her decisions. She has a potential job offer that could repair her marriage and bring her closer to her husband. However, her innate curiosity causes her to delve further into the mysteries surrounding their vacation home, which sets off a dangerous chain of events.

Sheila Vand plays Mina, Charlie's business partner, who is on edge the entire time they are staying in the house. As the story unravels, it becomes clear that Mina is struggling with personal traumas and family issues. These struggles lead her to make questionable decisions, testing the group's loyalty and creating tension.

Jeremy Allen White, on the other hand, provides comic relief as Josh, Charlie's younger brother with a carefree attitude. Although his actions initially add to the conflict, he does try to repair the damage he has caused, contributing emotionally to the final scenes.

The Rental is a visually captivating film with stunning landscape shots and effective camera work that drives tension throughout the movie. This film is an excellent representation of how secrets and hidden intentions can quickly spiral out of control, leading to unintended consequences. Despite a slow start in the first half, the tension builds steadily, creating an edge-of-your-seat experience.

In conclusion, The Rental is a must-watch for fans of horror and thriller films. Dan Stevens, Alison Brie, Sheila Vand, and Jeremy Allen White deliver powerful performances, bringing a realistic and relatable feel to their characters. The film explores the complexities of interpersonal relationships, and the consequences of trying to keep secrets and hidden intentions. The Rental is a truly engaging and harrowing viewing experience not to be missed.

The Rental is a 2020 suspense movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 28 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.7 and a MetaScore of 62.

The Rental
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The Rental is available to watch free on Kanopy. It's also available to stream, download and buy on demand at Amazon Prime, Apple TV Channels, The Roku Channel, Shudder, Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent The Rental for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
  • Release Date
    2020
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 28 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    5.7  (37,510)
  • Metascore
    62