The Gift (2000)

The Gift 2000

US Title:
The Gift
Year:
2000
Country:
US
Director:
Sam Raimi


What’s It About?
A poor, widowed single mother in rural Georgia with extrasensory gifts is asked to use her abilities to assist the investigation of a missing local woman.

Short Review: 100 Words or Less (no spoilers)
The cast is great. Actually, they’re terrific. So many talented actors packed into just one film: Cate Blanchett, Keanu Reeves, Hilary Swank, Greg Kinnear, Katie Holmes, J.K. Simmons, Kim Dickens and Giovanni Ribisi. Wow! In this proverbial sky full of stars, Blanchett and Ribisi shine the brightest and the longest. Unfortunately, despite the solid performances from the cast and a strong beginning to the film, the script becomes too predictable and formulaic as the movie progresses leading to a final resolution that is embarrassingly obvious and simply irritating. There was so much potential here that was sadly unfulfilled.

Final Grade: C

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