BEWARE THE MOON REVIEWS
So, before I watched this, I had really thought I was doing well as I thought this was a fairly new film...Well, I was only a year or so out, it was released the beginning of last year, so really, it is still fairly new... "A young boy (Joshua Rush) tries to protect his two siblings when their new baby sitter (Sarah Bolger) starts to reveal her psychotic nature."
I was excited for this film, the trailer is very very inviting in the way that it draws you in a lot, and just looks damn creepy. Everytime I saw the trailer, I wanted to see it, but I have to admit, I did forget about it during the times I wasn't seeing the trailer... Isn't a bad thing though.
Emelie is not an awful film at all, like at all, it actually is done well when it makes you feel so damn awkward and it creeps you out.
The film starts off with one of the fathers driving Emelie to the house, all seems well, but you know it's not - they are just having a normal chat but it feels dark and on edge. They are just chatting normally but you know something is coming, something is brewing, well, you know that if you know what the film is about... if you don't then it might be a bit of a surprise.
Emelie at the same sort of feel it to as I felt with Orphan, in the way you know the character is not who they say they are, obviously, in Orphan, it is hidden more than in this film, but still, you know slightly before the characters. In Emelie, you know she's not right, in the head I mean, I am sure if you asked her a question on something she knows, she'll give you a right answer, but in this, this girl is not right in the head. She is very far from it.
She could defintely win an Oscar for her 'good and nice babysitter' performance in this, the parents fall for it completely, they are hook, line all the way, the kids, they are a bit trickier.
The two youngest are young kids, so pretty gullable, and they do go along with it, it's only when Emelie starts to show her dislike for the girl, mainly smilling too much, that they start wondering and the performance starts to fall...
This film is kind of like a PG version for babysitting of what Fatal Attraction did for people who cheated, if you ever need a babysitter, this film literally might put you off getting one. Especially if they say they are a friend of the babysitter you normally have...
Emelie is pretty good for filling you with tension, you're built up until highly uncomfortable scenes slap you in the fact; I am looking at you, tampon while on the toilet scene. That was such an awkward scene, damn, it was so creepy...
Emelie as a film is pretty good, it's not a bad film at all, I won't be watching it in a hurry again, but it was enjoyable. I do feel I should watch it again, just as I feel I missed parts, so I might have just lied to myself there...
Watching horror films since like 2003, when I could stand dead bodies..