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The Harvest (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 10 April 2015 (USA)
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A couple who keeps their sick son in a secluded environment find their controlled lives challenged by a young girl who moves in next door.

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John McNaughton
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Samantha Morton ... Katherine
Michael Shannon ... Richard
Natasha Calis ... Maryann
Charlie Tahan ... Andy
Peter Fonda ... Grandfather
Leslie Lyles Leslie Lyles ... Grandmother
Meadow Williams ... Sandra
Journey Smith Journey Smith ... Pitcher (as Journey Alphonso Smith)
Amina Robinson ... Pitcher's Mom
Nolan Lyons ... The Boy
Maria Farrow ... Nurse 1
Ashley Ingram Ashley Ingram ... Nurse 2
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The girl Maryann has just moved to the house of her Grandfather and Grandmother in the countryside after losing her parents. She is lonely and misses her former friends and decides to wander around the area. She finds the secluded boy Andy, who lives alone with his mother, the surgeon Dr. Katherine Young, and his father, the nurse Richard Young, in an isolated house. They immediately befriend each other and she enters in his room through the window to play video-game with him since Andy depends on a wheelchair to locomote. On the next day, Maryann visits her new friend again and Richard let her in to play with Andy. On the next day, Katherine does not allow Maryann to visit her son and she goes to the house of her grandparents to forbid Maryann to visit her son. However Maryann insists on visiting Andy when his parents are absent; out of the blue, they return and Maryann is trapped inside the house. She goes to the basement expecting to find a way out and stumbles with a dark secret. ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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First the Fall, then The Harvest.


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10 April 2015 (USA) See more »

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A Ameaça See more »

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New York, USA

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When Katherine races into to the burning basement, part of the ceiling collapses upon her. This mirrors a real event where part of the ceiling at Samantha Morton's London home collapsed on her. See more »

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Great Thriller with Top-Notch Performances
4 March 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The girl Maryann (Natasha Calis) has just moved to the house of her Grandfather (Peter Fonda) and Grandmother (Leslie Lyles) in the countryside after losing her parents. She is lonely and misses her former friends and decides to wander around the area. She finds the secluded boy Andy (Charlie Tahan), who lives alone with his mother, the surgeon Dr. Katherine Young (Samantha Morton), and his father, the nurse Richard Young (Michael Shannon), in an isolated house. They immediately befriend each other and she enters in his room through the window to play video game with him since Andy depends on a wheelchair to locomote. On the next day, Maryann visits her new friend again and Richard let her in to play with Andy. On the next day, Katherine does not allow Maryann to visit her son and she goes to the house of her grandparents to forbid Maryann to visit her son. However Maryann insists on visiting Andy when his parents are absent; out of the blue, they return and Maryann is trapped inside the house. She goes to the basement expecting to find a way out and stumbles with a dark secret. What has Maryann discovered about Andy's creepy parents?

"The Harvest" is a great low-budget thriller with top-notch performances, highlighting Samantha Morton. The immediate impression is that there is a flaw when Maryann finds the truth and does not call the police. However, if she is not able to convince her grandparents, imagine the police department of a small town. The plot becomes predictable in a certain moment after the first plot point, but keeps the tension until the very end. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "A Ameaça" ("The Menace")


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