Flash Movie Review: The Disappointments Room
A life full of expectations will be a life filled with disappointments. I wish it wasn’t so but it is a fact; having those expectations can lead you down a sad path in life. This was a hard lesson I had to learn; I mean it took years for me to figure it out and even to this day I have to catch myself from placing expectations on things I have no control over. Now I am not really referring to the expectations we have when we are buying a product. For example if you are buying a vacuum cleaner you expect to plug it in and it works; though these days that may not be the case as much. Or how about the conversation I just had with a friend who went to a restaurant and ordered a particular dinner because of my recommendation. It turns out they did not like it; they were disappointed in the meal. Stuff happens, but where I had to learn to let go of my expectations was when I interact with people. I used to think when I was dating a person who had expressed the same traits and philosophies as me; they would act in a similar fashion as me. Because I reply quickly to a person’s email or text, I used to think the other person would do the same and when they didn’t I would think I did something wrong. It turns out that is not always the case. I learned I cannot place my values, morals or beliefs on someone else. What all of this has done for me is realize I can only be responsible for myself. I have to tell you, this really has helped me when it comes to seeing a movie. Without learning anything about it, I walk into a movie theater without any expectations. I have no idea if I will enjoy a movie or not; even one like this one. RELOCATING to a beautiful house they purchased out in the country Dana and David, played by Kate Beckinsale (Love & Friendship, Underworld franchise) and Mel Raido (Legend, The Informers), had no idea their house had an extra room that came with a secret. This dramatic horror thriller also starred Duncan Joiner (Some Kind of Beautiful, The Perfect Guy) as Lucas and Gerald McRaney (Focus, Major Dad-TV) as Judge Blacker. What I can tell you is the house and its grounds were beautiful. This was the best part of the movie. Wow, I could not believe people at the movie studio put their stamp of approval on green lighting this project. The script was horrible, void of anything exciting or spine tingling. Normally I have enjoyed Kate’s performances but this role was a waste. It was a bummer because the story was split into two trains of thought. If the writers would have only done a story about the house or one about the family dynamics I think this would have been a better picture. Instead what was offered was a silly, generic, plain movie that should have been locked up in the film studio’s disappointments room. I truly walked into this with no expectations despite the film’s title.
1 ½ stars
Posted on September 16, 2016, in Thriller and tagged 1 1/2 stars, architect, drama, duncan joiner, gerald mcraney, horror, kate beckinsale, mel raido, thriller. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.
What a disappointment. I was waiting for this review so looking forward to seeing this,.
I apologize for ruining this for you. If you are set on seeing it then please go to a bargain priced show, you will not regret it. Thanks for the comments.
I will wait for it to come to cable or a friend buys the DVD. With the prices of movies and treats one has to be selective of how we use our entertainment dollars. So no reason to apologize. THANK YOU.
Ok I am glad to hear you have other options and you are right; even with all the movies I see I try to go when there are bargain prices. Thanks for the comments.
Yikes! I had not heard of this movie. I am glad I read your review so I can give it a wide berth.
Glad I could help.
Always grateful for YOUR reviews!
Thank you, I appreciate your support.
I was disappointed in the way this star studded movie turned out to be a dud! I listen to people about movies, sometimes wish they were more discerning or picky about movies!
Relationships are so hard, I feel they are very challenging puzzles. Food is really uniquely personal, so very infrequently recommend food. Nicely expressed, thanks!
Thank you for stopping to leave your comments. I appreciate your views on this film and kind words.
Yup, I understand that life full of disappointments part!
I think we all do. Thanks for your comment.