When a happily married couple relocates from Chicago to Los Angeles for a new job, the future seems bright. But things take a turn when an old high school acquaintance of the husband’s walks back into their lives, and slowly becomes an overbearing presence with very specific intentions, making the couple realize that their reunion may not have been a happy coincidence.
Starring Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall and Joel Edgerton (who also directed the movie), “The Gift” was a film that came with low expectations from critics and audiences, but turned out to be a face-slapping surprise to anyone who laid eyes on it. It is a shockingly smart thriller with intense performances and an ever-changing plot that consistently manages to keep you on edge. Due to a subpar marketing campaign, “The Gift” was skipped by many people upon released in 2015, but has since built a bit of a cult following once people realized that it is one of the most unique thrillers of the past few years.