The Second

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  • 2019
  • 1 hr 28 min
  • 5.0  (365)

The movie "The Second" from 2018 is a psychological thriller directed and written by Mairi Cameron. The story follows a successful novelist, Susan (Rachael Blake), who is haunted by her past and overcome by writer's block. As she struggles to finish her book, she begins to lose grip on reality and begins to spiral out of control. The film is set in the iconic Byron Bay, a popular coastal tourist destination in Australia. The breathtaking scenery of the coastal town serves as the perfect backdrop for the haunting story that unfolds. The opening scene immediately sets the tone of the movie as Susan is shown walking along the beach, completely alone, with only the sounds of the waves crashing and the seagulls chirping. The music is eerie and the slow-motion shots of her walking on the beach add a surreal quality to the scene.

One of the main themes in the movie is the notion that your past can come back to haunt you. Susan has a dark secret in her past that she has buried deep inside her, and as she becomes more obsessed with finishing her book, the memory of her past begins to resurface. The more she tries to suppress it, the harder it becomes, and she ultimately realizes that she needs to face the truth and confront her past once and for all.

The acting in the movie is superb, with Rachael Blake delivering a powerful and convincing performance as the troubled writer. Susie Porter, who plays the mysterious and seductive Rachel, also gives an excellent performance, and her chemistry with Blake is palpable. Vince Colosimo, who plays Susan's husband David, provides a steady and grounding presence in the film.

The cinematography in "The Second" is stunning, with beautiful shots of the beach, the town, and the surrounding countryside. The camera work is particularly effective in the suspenseful scenes, building tension and creating a feeling of unease. The music and sound design also adds to the overall sinister tone of the film.

The pacing of the movie is slow, deliberately so, as it focuses on Susan's internal struggle and the slow unraveling of her psyche. This may not be to everyone's taste, as those looking for a fast-paced thriller may find themselves bored or frustrated with the film's slow burn approach. However, for those willing to go on a journey with Susan and delve into her troubled psyche, the movie is a rewarding and satisfying experience.

Overall, "The Second" is a thought-provoking and atmospheric thriller that explores themes of memory, obsession, and the consequences of burying your past. The stunning visuals, strong performances, and unsettling atmosphere make it a must-see for fans of the genre.

The Second is a 2019 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 28 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.0.

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    1 hr 28 min
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    5.0  (365)