Here Before 2022 Movie Review, Trailer, Cast, and Watch Online | Entertainment

Here Before 2022 Movie Review, Trailer, Cast, and Watch Online | Entertainment
Here Before 2022 Movie Review, Trailer, Cast, and Watch Online

Here Before 2022 Movie Review, Trailer, Cast, and Online Streaming – Andrea Riseborough Is Compelling As The Grieving Mom

A strange score and uncontrollable camerawork add tension to the story of a woman who finds her daughter coming back from the dead.

Andrea Riseborough is a powerful actor who can bring emotional complexity to a tomato ketchup ad.  Here she intensifies in a sensible way as a grieving mother who becomes convinced that the girl next door is his daughter, who is in a dead state.  That reincarnation story isn’t unfamiliar, and to be honest, it made my heart sink a little at first.  But this atmospheric and disturbingly slow drama from Northern Ireland pulls it off, that’s it.

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Riseborough plays Laura, a woman whose daughter Josie died years ago;  She lives in Antrim with her husband Brendan (Jonjo O’Neill) and their teenage son Tadhag (Louise Mackasky).  They are a family that is suffering unbearable.  But under the dinner table banquet, you understand that each of them is alone with their grief.  Riseborough alludes to Laura’s loss and longing in every movement;  It’s there in the way she keeps herself strictly upright, as if she can break away from heartbreak.  When 10-year-old Megan (Niam Dornan) moves in next door, Laura invites her over for tea and picks her up from school in the car.  Megan knows things that only Josie would know, remembering places she couldn’t possibly have seen.  Laura begins to believe that she is Josie.

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This authentic-feeling portrait of family grief then becomes more unsettling, and director Stacy Greig turns the mood for a horror film.  There’s a strange score and unnecessary camerawork: initially a creepy drone shot of the simple semi of the family and the interiors are shot in a way that makes the house feel terrifying.

The question of whether it’s a ghost story or if Laura is experiencing a sort of psychological breakdown leads to twists and turns that keep me lost by the end.  Nevertheless, it is a very successful debut from Greg, and worked with subtlety and sensitivity by Riseborough.

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• Here Before is releasing in theaters on February 18.

Source: Cath Clark, The Guardian, Direct News 99

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