The Rental (review)

The Rental (review)
The Rental (review)
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After 36 years reviewing film, it was wonderful to venture back into a movie theatre for the 1st time since March 11.


Two couples spend a casual weekend at a beautiful rental by the ocean. When the caretaker comes off creepy, it begins a tense ride with an atypical ending. Even as the characters and their relationships are being established, there are signs that something sinister is impending. When it comes to pass, we’re treated to a suspenseful thrill ride of tension and scares. The most impressive part: The first-time director is actor Dave Franco (little brother of multi-hyphenate James). He has a strong sense of effective storytelling and even manages to make the genre’s typical tropes work to his advantage.


At Movieland and VOD

NOTE: I ventured out to Movieland for this screening. The auditorium’s capacity was 298 and there were about 20 people spaced throughout the room. For more about their safety precautions, here’s my tour of the changes.


4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)


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