The Review: The film of the bestselling book is a competent thriller that boasts three good performances from Kidman, Firth and Strong. Christine’s diary, in which she records her memories, most of which are wiped clean every time she goes to sleep, is replaced here by video recordings she makes in secret.
The twists here are executed well and the hotel scenes have something of The Shining about them. Towards the end, the plot starts to go a little wild, rendering it more far-fetched than the book. It’s a decent adaptation that could have done with a less sensational last half hour.
The Verdict: Above-average thriller.
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