The Nest


Review: An entrepreneur and his American family begin to unravel after moving into into an old English country manor in the 1980s.
Director: Sean Durkin
Actors: Jude Law, Carrie Coon, Oona Roche, Charlie Shotwell, Tanya Allen, Tattiawna Jones, Marcus Cornwall, Wendy Crewson, Michael Culkin, Adeel Akhtar, Annabel Leventon, Oliver Gatz, Stuart McQuarrie and Anne Reid
Year: 2020
Genre: Drama and Romance
Conclusion: 3/5
I very much enjoyed this although one of the most disturbing films of this year. A film that has been in active development for five years. I thought that Jude Law gives one of his best performances. When he first read the screenplay, he admitted that he really didn’t like his character. A terrific cameo performance by Anne Reid. I love the title of this film as you could think that The Nest suggests the house that they are living in. The ending of this film is rather unusual and I could say that it leaves us the viewers to make our minds up as to what is going to happen next or what the next adventure might be for the family. The horse in this could symbolise family life which can no longer run forward and carry the burden of constant disagreements. This in a interesting period piece which recalls the atmosphere in banking and finance in the 1980s. I have enjoyed many of Sean Durkin’s films including Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011).


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