Grace is unlucky enough to pick Hide and Seek, the one game that requires a human sacrifice, kickstarting a desperate quest for survival until dawn. We’re never told. Earlier, when Alex dreads this tradition, Grace cannot understand why.
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Samara Weaving gives a star-making performance in this violent and satisfying dark comedy about the world’s deadliest in-laws. RON Supporter Pack – As a supporter, you become a member of a community of fans that share in the vision of Ready Or Not, and understand that developing a game of this caliber requires significant time and resources. Grace is unlucky enough to pick Hide and Seek, the one game that requires a human sacrifice, kickstarting a desperate quest for survival until dawn. But it doesn’t quite pan out as you’d expect.
Shuffling into a cursed late summer slot, ambitious comedy horror Ready or Not sets itself up as an exception to the rule, a genre offering that might offer something more than tired jump scares and gristle. It boasts a delicious premise, a tongue-in-cheek marketing campaign and aesthetically it’s one of the rare studio horror films of late that has a distinctive style. But it’s this heady initial promise that makes the ensuing mess such a crushing disappointment, an opulent feast that’s rotten on the inside.
Directed, with more efficiency than novelty, by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett (two-thirds of the collective known as Radio Silence ), Ready or Not” turns the home-invasion thriller inside out. Relentless and thoroughly preposterous, Guy Busick and R. Christopher Murphy’s script hews to its own batty logic, its frantic pacing peppered with morbid humor. Alex’s coke-fueled sister keeps accidentally killing the help, and a wicked Andie MacDowell, as Grace’s implacably murderous mother-in-law, is clearly having a blast with that ancient bow and arrow.
The family is filled with broad archetypes—the deceptively warm mother (Andie MacDowell), the death-staring aunt with a fabulously severe silver bob (Nicky Guadagni), the dunderheaded father (Henry Czerny), the jaded older brother (Adam Brody) who has a gold-digging wife (Elyse Levesque), the cokehead sister (Melanie Scrofano), the skeptical outsider (Kristian Bruun), etc. As for Grace’s husband, Alex (Mark ‘Brien), he appears to be the only normal one of the bunch.
31. They speculate as to what Grace does after the movie ends, and their guesses range from going on the honeymoon to being charged with murdering the entire family. My guess is she starts tracking down other families whose fortunes are built on the same deadly deals and then ends their lineages too.
A cynical little black comedy about a bride (the slyly funny Samara Weaving) surprised to learn that her extremely wealthy in-laws have planned a survival game for her — if she can live through her wedding night, she can stay in the family. The violent slapstick is effective, the Get Out”-style social critique not so much. With Adam Brody.
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The heroine, Grace, is played by the Australian actress Samara Weaving (the niece of Hugo Weaving, a.k.a. Elrond and Agent Smith) in what should be a career-accelerating performance, delivered from inside a steadily deteriorating wedding dress. She is marrying into the Le Domas dynasty, a collection of posh weirdos who owe their fortune to a 19th-century ancestor who founded a board-game empire — rather like the Parker Brothers but with a slightly creepier edge — which still sets the tone for the family’s strange traditions.
13. That’s a tattoo of a chili pepper on Weaving’s hand. People keep thinking it’s a feather,” she says. Ready Or Not is an overall enjoyable film with some minor plot inconsistencies. Despite the films small amount of problems it’s worth watching.
Movies like Ready or Not either work very, very well or they totally bomb. Play it straight and the latter is the likely, and eventual outcome. Since the suspension of disbelief is critical to the movie’s premise, a liberal sprinkling of humor to go along with the horror is a must.
Ready Or Not hits US theatres August 21, with a UK release planned for September 27. Lacking major stars, this genre offering will lean heavily on its Most Dangerous Game-like premise to court viewers. The film will probably inspire numerous comparisons to The Hunt, the Universal thriller which the studio recently axed from its release schedule in the wake of mass shootings in the US. Those plot similarities may raise awareness for Ready Or Not, although it’s uncertain if that attention will translate to significant box office.
About those homicides, though; the script wants to portray the very rich as venal and despicable, but there’s a whiff of classism in its handling of the family’s three maids (Hanneke Talbot, Celine Tsai and Daniela Barbosa, all made up and costumed like extras in a Robert Palmer video) in a markedly different way from its essential” characters. It’s the same kind of disregard for the lives of 99-percenters that the film seeks to impugn.
However, and it’s a big however, the film is charismatic and thrilling enough to bypass its shortcomings. Weaving makes for a very likable hero, with a broad comedic appeal, an every-girl clumsiness and sarcastic rejoinder for everything. In a better world, she’d be headlining comedies already. She makes for a likable action hero precisely because she knows and shows that the clothes don’t fit her. In her tattered wedding dress, she fights for her life against everyone from her young nephews to the butler. Every wound she receive shows her that the backwards morality by which the rich live is so deeply ingrained that no amount of pleading could right the course. It’s also her first clue that not even her beloved Alex will be able to get her out of this jam. She’s not just fighting people, she’s fighting tradition and the idea of family.
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In Ari Aster’s new horror flick, four American tourists go on a trip to a remote commune in Sweden to immerse themselves in a festival during the summer solstice. Shortly after they arrive, a paranoid Mark (Will Poulter once again providing comic relief) begins tripping on drugs he got from someone at the commune, noticing that the sun is still out at 9 p.m. He quickly learns he shouldn’t be panicking — yet — because the festival takes place during a “midnight sun,” a period of time when it’s light out almost exclusively. Without spoiling the plot, the substances and the teachings of the villagers blur the group’s idea of what is really happening in front of them, and thus blurring our perception as well.
As absurd and self-indulgent as Ready or Not can get, it doesn’t mess around with its social commentary. The class system is the game we never asked to play, don’t get a fair chance at, and have no hope of winning. It’s a timeless metaphor.
As her lacy bridal dress gets ever more spattered, the film could go for broke in the way of these things, but it keeps a refreshingly solid hold on tone and character. Andie MacDowell is very nicely used as a southern mother-in-law, sympathetic at first, who knuckles down to business when she must: she’s looking better at 61 than she ever has, and acting better, too.
There was an impressive cast of actors. An excellent setup. This should have been hilarious. It was barely amusing here and there. Failing that, it should have been a horror story. It wasn’t that either. With actors like these and with the setup that the writer put together, the blame for this meh movie was with the director. Pick a direction and go with it. This is a classic case of indecision killing what should have been a very solid comedy.
You’re thinking that Grace will be left with no choice but to fight back against the family, potentially with her new husband on her side as he attempts to help her overcome his family’s horrific ritual. UK audiences have had to wait more than a month for buzzy US horror movie Ready or Not to arrive in cinemas, and they might be surprised – in a good way – by what they find.
The Le Domas family’s game-fixated actions are all based on an old pact that a past family patriarch made with a mysterious man named Le Bail. Alex’s father, Tony, tells Grace a story that involved an ancient magical box and a wager made for a great deal of money.
Becky attacks Grace; having had enough, Grace snaps and bludgeons Becky to death with Le Bail’s wooden game box. Alex finds Daniel’s body before finding Grace and his mother. Realizing that Grace no longer trusts him and will not be with him after all this, Alex subdues her. The group hails Satan as Alex prepares to stab her. At the last moment, Grace twists, taking the stab to her shoulder and freeing herself. Dawn breaks, but when nothing happens, the family believes their tradition was a lie, and all of this was for nothing. However, Helene suddenly explodes. One by one, the remaining family members explode in bloody messes. Alex pleads for Grace’s forgiveness out of cowardice; she rebukes him, and he explodes. As the mansion burns, Grace sees Le Bail in the fire, nodding in apparent approval, and realizes the pact was real.
But Weaving — a rising Australian actress who’s unmistakably related to Hugo Weaving — is the glue that holds this whole ridiculous movie together. In a fast-paced August programmer that does what it says on the tin and can’t afford to let people get bored for even a second, there isn’t much time for niceties or nuance. Nine times out of 10, the Grace character is just a standard-issue scream queen who surprises herself with her own capacity for violence and succeeds as a cipher for any number of audience fantasies. But disposable as the characters in Ready or Not” might have been on the page, they all smirk to life on screen.
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I had no idea how busy fall semester of senior year would be, as both the college applications process and the gap year research and applications process are mostly happening before the holidays. In fact, I sized up the situation and decided to take a few weeks off between jobs, thinking I could use some of the time to focus on this project.
She’s not the tomboy type so often seen in horror movies either. Weaving, the niece of actor Hugo Weaving, incidentally, has a bit of mean girl energy: depending on the lighting, she can look like a porcelain beauty, or her features can stand out starkly, especially her eyes and teeth. Grace, in fact, is a tough cookie, with a notably foul mouth (shared by most of the characters in Ready or Not, which has been contrived by screenwriters Guy Busick and R. Christopher Murphy to receive the American censorship rating known as a hard R”).
Ready or Not is a deranged black comedy that wears its wild-eyed craziness proudly. And the story is set up with a cinematic glossiness, an old-school gleam that matches the well-polished woods and marble of its mansion setting. Star Samara Weaving certainly comes through in her young-bride-turned-terrified-scrapper role with movie star charisma to spare.
Ready Or Not follows a young bride (Samara Weaving) as she joins her new husband’s (Mark ‘Brien) rich, eccentric family (Adam Brody, Henry Czerny, Andie MacDowell) in a time-honored tradition that turns into a lethal game with everyone fighting for their survival.
Ready or Not tells the story of Grace (Weaving), a young woman who marries Alex (Mark ‘Brien), a member of the very wealthy Le Domas family, who have made their fortunes in board games. On Grace and Alex’s wedding night, the new bride is invited to participate in a game of hide-and-seek that quickly turns deadly as she soon learns she is being hunted by her new in-laws for some truly grim reasons. In addition to Weaving and ‘Brien, Ready or Not‘s cast includes Henry Czerny, Andie MacDowell, Adam Brody, Melanie Scrofano, and Kristian Bruun.
Nonetheless, the performances are strong. Brody is particularly impressive as the louche, self-loathing brother and, as for Weaving, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Margot Robbie, this should be a star making performance. She deftly moves from blushing bride to let’s-get-this-over-with game-player to screaming victim and ultimately lands at a point of post-fear irony. It’s good stuff. So’s the film for the most part. Indeed, it’s so good I wish it were better.
Coming off like a mash-up between The Purge and Clue , this stalk-and-slash thriller swings and misses at pointed social commentary, but it’s bloody good fun anyway. There’s a lot to love here, starting with Ready or Not’s visual look: The camera stalks polished wood hallways and finds the creepy shadows and hollows in every face except Grace’s. She’s lit with a golden glow that’s no doubt meant to point up how good she is – how very, very good, particularly when compared with her evil new in-laws. The cast is the other five-star aspect of Ready or Not, from Weaving’s easy charm and relatable bad-assery to Andie MacDowell ‘s sweet-and-sour matriarch to, most particularly, Nicky Guadagni’s breakout performance as Aunt Helene, who glowers like no glowerer has ever glowered on film.
Thus Grace finds herself being pursued by Alex’s relatives – most prominently, brother Daniel (Adam Brody), dad Tony (Henry Czerny) and mom Becky (Andie MacDowell) – through the rooms and corridors of their vast mansion. They’re motivated by the belief, derived from family lore, that if Grace survives until dawn all of them will die a ghastly death.
21. The family portraits are all based on Henry Czerny (who plays Tony), and they’re currently sitting in storage in Toronto. I would like one to hang in my home, so someone please find the address and help me plan a heist. Samara Weaving gives heart to this efficiently blood-drenched harpooning of soul-sucking greed and inbred family values.
Weaving (The Babysitter, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) serves as the film’s fulcrum. She gives a believable — if a plot and this type of character can fit that definition — and very good performance that runs the movie gamut of so scared that movement is impossible to determined to win and keep her life at all costs. All the while she and others in the cast are tossing off witty one liners that give the film its humor.
Ready or Not is so fucking good. It’s the 2019 film I’ve watched the most times, and it is such a fantastic masterclass in story, tone, economy, performance, and more. The commentary track is full as they never take a break between them and instead deliver insight, anecdotes, and pure love for their collaborators. Watch the movie, listen to the commentary, and then watch the movie again.
Due November 22nd, READY OR NOT will be available on CD, as a 180-gram 2-LP set, limited to 10,000 copies, and of course, digitally as a download and for streaming. The movie hopes to say something about rich vs. poor and good vs. evil, but the messages aren’t clear enough to make much of an impact.
AMC Artisan Films is a new program that brings a curated gallery of the finest movies to AMC where everyone can enjoy them. With their fleet, funny, and gleefully bloodthirsty horror-comedy “Ready or Not,” directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett deliver a satisfying skewering of the one-percenters with a deadly game of hide-and-seek.
Pity poor newlywed Grace (Samara Weaving). No sooner is the marriage ceremony splicing her to Alex (Mark ‘Brien), scion of the vastly wealthy game manufacturing Le Domas dynasty, over than she belatedly makes an alarming discovery. One of Alex’s ancestors, it seems, long ago made a devilish pact that could have fatal consequences for her.