Is there ever a polite way to tell a creepy high school acquaintance that you never want to see him again? According to "The Gift," the answer is no -- and also, that acquaintance is probably far creepier than you ever imagined.
The thriller centers around married couple Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall), who randomly run into Simon's former classmate, Gordo (Joel Edgerton), and are soon barraged by expensive gifts left on their doorstep and multiple unannounced visits -- seemingly all while Robyn is home alone. Simon tries to sever the rekindled friendship, but unfortunately for him and Robyn, Gordo isn't going away without a fight (and kills their fish and throws a brick through their window, for good measure).
You know someone's in trouble in a movie when they actually say out loud, "I'm very happy," so obviously that means Simon is doomed. As Gordo reminds him menacingly, "You think you're done with the past, but the past is not done with you."
"The Gift," which also marks Edgerton's directorial debut, comes from "Paranormal Activity" and "The Purge" mastermind Jason Blum's production company, Blumhouse. It's due in theaters on July 31.
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