UNCLE CHARLIE IS BACK

stokermovieSTOKER (2013)
4 and a half out of 5 stars

Written by Wentworth Miller (under the pseudonym Ted Foulke), the story revolves around India Stoker (Mia Wasikowska) and the events after her Uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode) arrives at her father’s funeral. An uncle whom she never knew existed, she is intrigued yet infatuated with this charismatic character.

India Stoker: He used to say, sometimes you need to do something bad to stop you from doing something worse.

I’ve come to appreciate Mia Wasikowska in various roles – she can be whimsical or serious and her face doesn’t give anything away. It’s a dark tale and I guess families all have skeletons in their closet, just that this skeleton is darker. One of the most intense scenes was the piano duet which I thought was well-executed by Mia Wasikowska and Matthew Goode. Something happened and wow, it’s indeed intense.

If this is written by Wentworth Miller, I can’t wait for his other works.

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