‘Run Rabbit Run’ movie review: Sarah Snook does too much for a movie that does too little for her.

A still from 'Run Rabbit Run'

A still from ‘Run Rabbit Run’ Photo credit: XYZ Films

Australian filmmaker Diana Reed is either a Stephen King fan or Shining, or both. Its latest feature, Run Rabbit RunStephen King has literary qualities as well as genre characteristics. Shining. or at least, Run Rabbit Run Does remind you of Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece, especially the way Reed playfully uses the twin sisters motif. Shining. Although Run Rabbit Run Unrelated to the twins, it has a subplot involving two child actors playing two different roles. At one point, it takes a moment to recognize who plays what. For, child actors look like mirrors. Reed gets the casting right, and Run Rabbit Run It mostly benefits from the actors.

Not all of them have to say this. Run Rabbit Run A great job by any means. The screenplay comes across as a work of horror. the film The fan who has seen all the great works of classic horror and yet, lacks clarity. It seems clear in Reid. Only in elements of the genre and a premise that benefits from stacking the odds against its protagonist. There is no emotional depth and the characters don’t feel real.

Run Rabbit Run

Director: Diana Reid

The cast: Sarah Snook, Lily Latourre, Damon Harriman and Greta Saatchi

Run time: 100 minutes

The story line: Sarah is forced to face the ghosts of her past when her daughter Mia begins to exhibit strange behavior.

Run Rabbit Run It starts off great: Sarah (Sarah Snook), a fertility doctor, lives with her daughter Mia (Lily Latourre), who has just turned seven. Sarah has recently lost the father she was closest to, and learns that her estranged husband Pete and his partner are trying for a baby. “Mia was going to be an only child. I thought we agreed on that,” she fires back at her ex-husband. Around this time, Sarah comes home to find an unusual gift for Mia on the doorstep—a rabbit with blood-red eyes waiting for them. At the same time, Mia starts behaving strangely and is not herself day by day.

There is a lot that goes against Sarah and understandably so. The unwritten rule in psychological horror is that the protagonist feels suffocated by his immediate reality. So let’s put everything into it.

In the first half, when the genre elements begin Run Rabbit Run Quite amusing, giving us the false promise that something deeper is coming in the latter half. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come together as a whole. Even when the movie tries to create a mood, nothing works or feels wrong about the way Reid envisioned horror and suspense.

Winds are always strong. Run Rabbit Run; His aural cues almost never complement the visual ones. So much so that when you watch the film on silent, the audio description does a better job of telling us what kind of horror Reid is aiming for. The audio description goes on and on: obnoxious score, bad music, annoying score, annoying voices. Mia wears a rabbit-shaped paper mask. They are all derivatives, hardly any original. As the film progresses, we definitely get hooked on it. This is one thing Run Rabbit Run can be proud of. But over time, the narrative becomes tiresome and repetitive as if we are stuck in a time loop.

Written by Hannah Kent, Run Rabbit Run Drops hint about Sarah, the equation she had with her father and the different relationship she had with her mother. We learn all this through Mia. There’s a weighty revelation about Sarah that isn’t hard to predict, but one that the film saves until the very end. The problem with Kent’s script is the narrative gap and the lack of emotional clarity: when Mia later behaves strangely – when she goes by a different name – it becomes a film about two sisters. That’s when it would have made a really decent watch. If it was about Sarah and Mia. This even now Yes but Run Rabbit Run Ultimately becomes Sarah’s story with a simple solution.

Run Rabbit Run There is a powerful set of images: a girl in a tunnel wearing a rabbit mask, a girl locked in a closet, and a woman lying on the bank of a river. They’re breathtaking, but because you feel numb watching them, you’re not sure what exactly to make of the film.

Run Rabbit RunScreened at the ongoing Sundance Film Festival 2023.

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