MMT Minute Thoughts on RUN

Okay, I’m going to start by saying that both Sarah Paulson and Kiera Allen can be handed their Emmy nominations now! RUN, streaming today on Hulu, is one of the most thrilling films I’ve watched in a while.

Here’s the synopsis: They say you can never escape a mother’s love… but for Chloe, that’s not a comfort — it’s a threat. There’s something unnatural, even sinister about the relationship between Chloe (newcomer Kiera Allen) and her mom, Diane (Sarah Paulson). Diane has raised her daughter in total isolation, controlling every move she’s made since birth, and there are secrets that Chloe’s only beginning to grasp. From the visionary writers, producers and director of the breakout film Searching, comes a suspense thriller that shows that when mom gets a little too close, you need to RUN.

This movie is a fun and creepy watch in every way. It engages you with Chloe’s attempts to escape her mother’s grasp, a haunting score and its use of dark lighting and angle shots in various scenes – a few of them involving stairs, and one a rooftop which made me cringe.

And although I guessed a couple of twists, it took nothing away from my enjoyment of the story – and there is another twist at the very end that isn’t so easy to guess.

A suspenseful tale of a dangerous and corrupted maternal type of love, RUN is a good film with a bit of predictability. But the action is well done and does not lean on the gory side. I rate it 3.5 out of 5 on the MMTrometer.

RUN is available now to stream on Hulu.

Until next thought, Thomasena

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