(This review may contain spoilers).
I actually thought there was a lot of potential in this movie. When I read the blurb, I thought the idea was intriguing… and the very first scene was engaging and I was immediately interested in knowing what had happened with Mary.
While it was good to see the sort of personality Mary had had before a piece of her soul was gone, I lost a lot of interest after the start of the movie.
Even though there were parts of this movie that were disturbing (especially towards the end), it actually felt really juvenile. The ghost/spirit that kept appearing looked more cartoonish… and I felt that the acting was really over the top at times and lacked emotion at others. The only character I found realistic and consistent in the family relationship was Victor.
I think this movie could have done with being expanded upon. I actually wasn’t sure if Gina was supposed to actually be Mary’s mother, as at one point, she talks about her as ‘that girl’ in a scene that’s supposed to be quite an emotional one.
While it was interesting to see the contrast between Mary before and after, it was harder to relate emotionally to her and I felt a lot of the connections between characters weren’t formed fully or shown in the right way.
I felt that this movie could have benefitted from a few less characters and although there were a few engaging scenes, the acting seemed to lack a lot of emotion and even Mary’s relationship with her sister didn’t seem very loving. There were a couple of potential jump scares… but those were ones I saw coming a mile off.
There was a lot of potential in this movie, but I felt it fell short of what it could have been. This isn’t a movie I would watch again, I’m afraid.