If you, like a lot of us, are finding yourself bored out of your skull while stuck at home thanks to the Ontario government’s stay-at-home mandate, do I have a movie recommendation for you. It may temporarily allow you to forget about the current state of the world, which, really, is what a movie should do anyways.
Blaine and I watched Run the other night via Netflix, and we were not disappointed. This movie “is a 2020 American psychological thriller film directed by Aneesh Chaganty and written by Chaganty and Sev Ohanian. The film stars Kiera Allen as a homeschooled teenager who begins to suspect her mother (Sarah Paulson) is keeping a dark secret from her,” the film’s Wikipedia Page explains.
This is the first of any work I’ve seen courtesy of Kiera Allen, and she is stellar. Her role in the movie is that of a teenage woman who has a multitude of supposed health conditions and disorders, one of them being paralysis from the waist down, and, as it turns out, Allen has been using a wheelchair since she was six-years-old in reality, which gives a true sense of authenticity to her portrayal of her character Chloe.
I am a huge fan of Sarah Paulson, therefore I may be a tad biased, but her performance as Diane, Chloe’s mother, in this film is incredible. She absolutely fucking nails her role as an over-protective, controlling mother, and, without ruining the movie for anyone, she isn’t exactly who she conveys herself to be.
This movie is freaky because the plot it depicts could actually happen in reality, and the questionable mother-daughter relationship between Allen and Paulson is very well executed. The slow build of suspense throughout the entirety of the film will keep you on the edge of your seat, though I can’t guarantee you won’t fall right out of your seat with this movie’s killer plot twist ending.
Give it a watch.