The Intruder 2019 film is a psychological thriller about a young married couple who buys a beautiful Napa Valley house on several acres of land only to find that the man they bought it from refuses to let go of the property.
The Intruder 2019 Movie Cast
|Michael Ealy – Scott||David Loughery – Screenwriter|
|Meagan Good – Annie||Roxanne Avent – Producer|
|Joseph Sikora – Mike||Deon Taylor – Producer|
|Dennis Quaid – Charlie Peck||Mark Burg – Producer|
|Alvina August – Rachel||Jonathan Schwartz – Producer|
|Carolyn Anderson – Ellen||Brad Kaplan – Producer|
|Erica Cerra – Jillian Richards||Robert F. Smith – Executive Producer|
|Kurt Evans – Grady Kramer||David Guillod – Executive Producer|
|Deon Taylor – Director||David Loughery – Executive Producer|
The Intruder 2019 Movie Review
The Intruder was directed by Deon Taylor and stars Michael Ealy, Megan Good, and Dennis Quaid and is the story of a very successful couple that buy a new house from Dennis Quaid. His character used to live there, and it’s very attached to this house, and as they move in, they began to notice that he keeps coming over a lot. He wants to cut the grass. He wants to help with home projects. He’s inviting himself over quite often, and it begins to make the situation very uncomfortable. And as you might expect, eventually, violence ensues and horrible things happen. There was something I could not help but think about while I was watching this movie, and that’s a film called Cold Creek Manor that came out in 2000 and three.
That star Dennis Quaid, Sharon Stone, Stephen Dorff, and a young Kristen Stewart. That film was about Dennis Quaid and Sharon Stone, who bought an old house. Stephen Dorff shows up and says, No, this is my house. I live here. He wants to help around the house with projects and eventually, violence ensues. And now we have Dennis Quaid playing the Stephen Dorff character. It’s almost like a weird pseudo-spin-off in an alternate universe. This film was distributed by Sony Screen Gems that make quite a bit of film with the same cast members. I’ve talked about this in the past on my channel, I think when the bow breaks were the last time I discussed this, where they kind of has this revolving door of the same cast members that appear in the same films, Morris Chestnut.
Michael Ealy is a big 12 He’s in a lot of films made by Sony Screen Gems, and they all have a similar feel. A similar budget, a similar plot. They all go for the same type of modest thrills while also having a lot of PG 13. Sex and the Intruder are no different. This film is littered with false jump scares that become unintentionally hilarious after a while, a musical score so obvious that you can see everything that’s about to happen to come a mile away.
Because the music warns you tons of unnecessary, gratuitous MTV music video sex scenes with the camera panning up Megan Goods body like she’s some object and the third act with a bunch of scenes that are supposed to be scary but really just come off as very uncomfortable. But the worst fault of this movie is its script and how it treats its characters and how it asks us as the audience to accept the dumbest decisions. I’ve seen characters making a movie in months.
These guys are so, so stupid and I just can’t get behind them. It actually makes the characters that you’re supposed to be rooting for extremely unlikeable, to the point where you’re actually rooting for the villain. The progression of the plot, which is, by the way, stretched out somehow to over 100 minutes, even though this should be like an 85-minute movie relies entirely on Megan Goods’ character Feeling sorry for Dennis Quaid’s character, she feels bad.
He’s created this back story that makes him look good, And Michael Ealy is jealous because Megan Good likes tennis quite a little bit. But that’s okay because Michael Ealy is off at his job, flirting with random people and flirting with customers and flirting with people that he might sleep with. And there’s all of this relationship baggage that set up throughout this movie that leads to nothing and I mean nothing.
It’s just there to elongate the runtime. There are probably 20 minutes of scenes here that could be removed from the best part of the movie. In fact, I’m going to go out on a limb here and say the only good part of this film is Dennis Quaid. He is giving a suitably over-the-top performance, and this movie does not deserve this performance. He is the only person in the film that seems to be having fun. Who understands how to make a film like this as good as it could be everyone else in the movie is taking it so, so seriously, no doubt from the direction that was given to them to be that serious.
Here’s Johnny that it makes it hard to appreciate the type of B movie thriller this could have been with Dennis Quaid’s fund performance and a considerably more tongue in cheek and in the know screenplay. This could have been really cool, but it’s just trying to be so goddamn serious. It thinks it’s this amazing story, and it’s just not it’s the same story we’ve seen 1000 times. Speaking of that, I want to talk about a film that came out last year called Traffic. This film starred. Paula Patton was also directed by Deon Taylor, and I saw it in theaters, and I really did not like it.
In fact, I didn’t review his movie last year because I honestly felt kind of bad because it was a small film and I was like, All right, I wasted my time. I wasted my money, But I’m not going to shit all over his movie. It’s a tiny movie. People will see it. It’ll make its budget back. That’s fine.
Then I saw this film. This is the second time I’ve paid for one of his films, and it’s the same movie just shifted around the first film, Traffic was about sex trafficking, and it had Paula Patton and Omar Epps as a couple that was in the woods and some sex traffickers attacked them, and then they have to run from them, and that’s basically the third act. But the first act of the movie was just
sex scenes with Paula Patton, the camera panning all over her body needlessly like she was some object and then all of a sudden, that tried to have a message about sex trafficking in there. But it was also trying to be a thriller produced by Sony Screen Gems that made money that was like a weird music video for, like, the first act. It was just kind of shameless, but I was like, You know what? Whatever.
Then I saw this movie and it was the same thing. It was the same thing. It was a movie that tried to sneak in themes. We’re going to get into some spoilers here, and I just have to because it’s actually something that kind of bothered me like I was like, This is a little shameless and kind of sad actually.
So if you wanted to see the intruder, I’m going to talk about some things that happened at the end of the film right now, But I’m obviously not really recommending that you see it or waste your money on this movie. So that’s your spoiler warning. Here we go so randomly. In the movie, Michael Ely’s character says that someone he loved, I forget if it was his brother or his cousin, I think it was.
His brother was gunned down in the street. And so he hates guns. He doesn’t want guns in the house at all. Guns are very bad. He hates them. Please don’t bring guns nearby the house. But he just says this. You know, we don’t We don’t even get a flashback at least like the most basic form of a show. Don’t tell. We are told this happens. But that’s all we know in this one quick scene. There’s a lot of exposition like that where the characters just sort of spout what happened to them or people show up at a bar.
And we learn about a back story with Dennis Quaid’s character because someone just tells us and we’re like, Oh, so that’s what really happened. It happens consistently. It’s very lazy screenwriting. So at the end of the film, though, throughout all of this movie where we’ve had Michael Ealy every time he sees Dennis Quaid holding a gun because when we first meet Dennis Quaid, he’s hunting a deer.
And Michael Ellis freaked out by this gun, he’s like, Don’t come near me with this gun, so we have this theme throughout it. You know where guns are bad and stuff. Then at the end of the movie, Michael Ealy has got a gun and Dennis Quaid has been beaten almost to death,
and Michael Ealy shoots Dennis Quaid with the gun and says, Go to hell. Then the end credits start with the song Gripped Up by Casanova. I just started laughing. It was like, Wow, this movie tried to have a message about gun violence. Then it took its lead character had him hold a gun, Say, go to hell like it was commando. All of a sudden he shoots the bad guy, and then we get gripped up by Casanova like it’s some cool action movie or something like, What’s your message here? What’s the message of this movie? It makes no sense. It’s a shameless film with horrible characters with one good performance in it, and it’s stretched so long with like 20 minutes of scenes that could be cut out.
This is a really bad movie, but it could become an unintentionally funny movie that you might watch at parties. If you just want to laugh and have a good time, or if you just want to see a movie where you sort of shout at the screen a lot.
This is definitely that film for you. I’m gonna give the intruder 2019 movie a D minus.
Dennis Quaid’s over-the-top performance was the best part of the movie. And this film should have been like that, and it just didn’t appreciate what it had. And it tried to be so overly serious.
Guys, if you didn’t see the film, let me know what you thought. I wouldn’t recommend it. Obviously.
Thank you so much as always. See you next time.
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