3,930, This story has been shared 1,512 times. The high production values are another. He does whatever it takes to get him to a better spot in life. The Gift may not be the most original show in this genre, but it stays absorbing throughout the eight-episode season. He stays true to that through the series and doesn’t turn into some swashbuckling hero. In need of a fresh start, the sales executive, Simon, and his beautiful interior-designer wife, Robyn, relocate from Chicago to Simon's hometown of Los Angeles.

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We may be taken down a sinister, unsettling path, but there’s an unwavering empathy here, an understanding of humanity and the complex darkness that lies beneath the surface. Jessica King (Katie Holmes), the fiancée of the local school's principal, Wayne Collins (Greg Kinnear), disappears.

Sarah Cooper Taps Helen Mirren, Megan Thee Stallion and More For Netflix Special. Also starring Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall, the flick starts like many stalker thrillers do; pleasant couple (Bateman and Hall) living in a new town encounters friendly seeming guy from the past (Edgerton), begins receiving strange visits from guy, guy seems to go crazy. While the movie doesn’t show it, Simon would have screwed around with a lot of kids and their lives.

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It isn’t trying to build a complex puzzle of a timeline or plot.

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He creates discomfort in Simon and Robyn’s marriage, even elicits sympathy from us. Turkish Netflix original series 'The gift' is packed with powerful performances, strong visuals. A Cast Guide To Netflix's Film Version of the Tony Award-Winning Play, Meet the Gay Pioneers Who Made 'The Boys in the Band' Happen, Real-Life Couple Ben Lewis and Blake Lee Cast in Lifetime's First LGBTQ Movie, Kate Winslet's Movie Love Interests (If They Were Sandwiches), 'Seduced' Will Make You Pissed Off At How 'The Vow' Underplayed Keith Raniere's Menace, Stream It Or Skip It: 'Seduced: Inside The NXIVM Cult' On Starz, Which Exposes The Sex-Trafficking Cult From India Oxenberg's POV. All your paintings are of this symbol, though you don’t exactly know what it means.

811, This story has been shared 691 times. Thus begins a journey filled with family secrets, intrigue on a much larger scale, and a lot of mysticism. The first season consists of 8 episodes and became available for streaming on Netflix on December 27, 2019. Let’s go through the plot chronologically. While The Gift could go the easy route and put him in the shoes of a schmuck-y everyman, the film smartly leans into his ability to subtly embody the biggest jerk in the room – and it pays off. But, there’s nothing major here to unravel and thus, there won’t be any big letdown in terms of answers either.