What Lies Beneath

"He was the perfect husband until his one mistake followed them home."

The movie What Lies Beneath, is centered around the character Claire Spencer. Claire's character who is played by Michelle Pfeiffer, is a married woman who is still dealing with the effects of a car crash. In the movie Claire has some memory loss and is dealing with her daughter going off to college. Claire's husband Dr. Norman Spencer, appears to be the supportive and loving husband. Dr. Spencer, whose character is played by Harrison Ford is a highly regarded scientist. Dr. Spencer has recently moved he and his wife Claire into his fathers home.

The Feurs are the Spencer's mysterious neighbors, who often have very heated arguments. The arguments are so intense that Claire becomes concerned about Mrs. Feurs safety. Upon hearing Mrs. Feur crying in her yard, Claire inquires about the problem, which leaves her more concerned when Mrs. Feur runs off abruptly. Claire's concern turns into panic when she sees Mr. Feur carrying what appears to be a body. When her attempts to contact Mrs. Feur go unanswered, she assumes the worst.

When Claire notices doors opening for her and begins seeing things, she starts to believe that she is being haunted by Mrs. Feur's ghost. She enlists the help of her friend Jody, whose character is played by Diana Scarwid. They perform a seance in Claire's bathroom and try to contact Mary Feur's ghost. During the seance the Quija board begins to move, but they are soon interrupted by the dog. When Claire's friend leaves, she returns to her bathroom only to see the tub filled with water. She sees an image in her mirror and after asking what the image wanted, the words, "You Know" appear. Later, her computer begins to continuously write the letters "MEF"

Things get really intense when Claire confronts Mr. Feur at a party. Claire begins throwing out accusations of murder, only to make a spectacle of herself when Mrs. Feur appears alive and well. Claire begins to question her sanity. However, after learning about a missing girl named Madison Elizabeth Frank, who just happened to attend the same university where her husband works, she begins to investigate. She visits the girl's mother and steals a lock of Elizabeth's hair. She performs a ritual with the lock of hair, which puts her life in danger, and reveals more than Claire could ever have imagined.

PG-13
| 2000 | 2 hr 10 min | 6.6/10
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Director
Robert Zemeckis
Language
English
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