What Lies Beneath - movie review (July 28, 2000)
The only thing scarier than the unexpected is what you totally don't expect.
Husband and wife are being plagued with unexplainable events. Creepy movie follows.
OK, I know that's not much of a summary, but to say any more would be giving too much away. This is another one of those films where there's not a lot I can say because it would totally spoil the film for you if you haven't seen it already, and I'd never want to do that.
You know who Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer are, so I'm not gonna bother to list their past films again. Ford is terrific. Absolutely terrific. He plays a slightly different role than fans are used to, and he pulls it off excellently. Pfeiffer is fine as usual, and she's got quite a bit to do in this film.
The film is directed by Robert Zemeckis and the musical score is written by Alan Silvestri - the same people who brought you "Forrest Gump" and "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" However, Zemeckis is channelling Alfred Hitchcock, and Alan Silvestri is pretending to be Bernard Hermann (thanks for the analogy, Jeff!). When you think of a Robert Zemeckis film starring Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer with the music written by Alan Silvestri, the first type of film that pops into your head isn't a scary movie (and yes, this film is *SO* much better than Scary Movie). But all the elements work together so well.
If you're a Robert Zemeckis fan, go see this movie. If you're an Alan Silvestri fan, go see this movie. If you're a fan of creepy movies, go see this movie. If you're a fan of good movies, go see this movie. If you're a fan of Michelle Pfeiffer, go see this movie. If you're a fan of Harrison Ford, DEFINITELY go see this movie.
Oh, and in case you haven't gotten the point yet, I recommend going to see this movie.
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