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An ironic name for a movie that horny teenage and college boys will be disappointed with but will go see it just to see Katie Holmes bare it all. It was pretty good movie, but I probably wouldn't want to see it again. The story is kind of slow, but the reason I went to see it because it was directed by Sam Raimi one of my favorite directors of all time.
Take that Dr. The Gift is basically a whodunit of a grisly murder solved by a psychic fortune teller. I had to pinch myself in the scenes with Blanchett, Simmons, and Kinnear.
In the small town of Brixton, Georgia, widowed mother of three Annie Wilson supplements her meagre social security cheque by giving psychic readings. When Annie counsels the wife of local redneck Donnie Barksdale to leave him because he beats her, Donnie calls Annie a witch and threatens her and her children. Jessica King, the promiscuous fiancee of the local headmaster Wayne Collins, goes missing. Raimi topped this with the hilarious The Evil Dead IIwhich is maybe one of the best horror comedies ever made, and then went onto the dark, avenging superhero film Darkman
Supplier out of stock. If you add this item to your wish list we will let you know when it becomes available. When the wealthy, beautiful and sexually promiscuous Jessica King, is found dead, her bound and ravaged body begins to haunt Annie through her visions.
The Gift is a American supernatural thriller film directed by Sam Raimiwritten by Billy Bob Thornton and Tom Eppersonand based on the alleged psychic experiences of Thornton's mother. The film centers on Annie Cate Blanchett becoming involved in a murder case as a result of acquiring knowledge about the crime through extrasensory perception. Annie receives a vision revealing that Jessica has been killed and her corpse thrown into a pond.
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Psychics and hairdressers have three things in common. They can appoint themselves, they can work out of their homes and they don't have a lot of overhead: a Tarot deck, shampoo, candles, scissors, incense, mousse. It helps if they have a reassuring manner, because many of their clients want to tell their troubles and receive advice. Poor neighborhoods have a lot of women working as beauticians or soothsayers.
The Gift is an example of how superior craftsmanship can transform a ho-hum genre entry into a sporadically gripping thriller. On the surface, there's nothing special about this movie - it's a run-of-the-mill supernatural murder mystery with all of the elements one expects from this sort of a motion picture: ghostly apparitions, courtroom drama, red herrings, and an "unexpected" twist at the end. Yet, while the script, credited to Billy Bob Thornton and Tom Epperson, is strictly generic, the direction by Sam Raimi and the performances of a stellar cast are anything but that. As a result of their contributions, a film that might originally have been strictly palatable for late-night cable viewing has turned into something worthy of theatrical consumption.