#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Michael Harding (Penn Badgely) returns home from military school to find his mother Susan (Sela Ward) happily in love and living with her new boyfriend, David (Dylan Walsh). As the two men get to know each other, Michael becomes more and more suspicious of the man who is always there with a helpful hand. Is he really the man of her dreams or could David be hiding a dark side?
Plot: Michael Harding returns home from military school to find his mother happily in love and living with her new boyfriend, David. As the two men get to know each other, Michael becomes more and more suspicious of the man who is always there with a helpful hand. Is he really the man of her dreams or could David be hiding a dark side?
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Unrated Director’s Cut Review
Michael Harding returns home from military school to find his mother happily in love and living with her new boyfriend, David. As the two men get to know each other, Michael becomes more and more suspicious of the man who is always there with a helpful hand. Is he really the man of her dreams or could David be hiding a dark side?
THE STEPFATHER is a sufficient thriller that gets the job done the way you expect it to. It has suspense, good performances, and is well made. I haven’t seen the original film starring Terry O’Quinn so I can’t compare it with the remake. However, I can say the remake is entertaining and is engaging while it lasts. What more can you ask for?
The thing that I liked the most here was the family dynamics. I didn’t know what to expect from Penn Badgley, who plays the main character, but he pulls off a very convincing performance. Sela Ward as the mother is just great and the pretty blond who shows some skin, Amber Heard, can actually act! Paige Turco and Jon Tenney were really good in their roles as well. However, it’s obvious that Dylan Walsh is the main star of the film. He does a fantastic job as the crazy stepfather. Some of his scenes just gave me chills.
There’s also quite a bit of suspense in here, which surprised me. Sure, there’s one cat jump scare (don’t you just hate those?), but that’s forgivable because there was only one. Some of the death scenes were quite disturbing as well. Being a PG-13 movie and all, you might expect death scenes with no blood to be quite “lame,” as they say it, but that’s where you’re wrong. They’re pretty realistic and not over the top as you might have seen in other films.
If there’s one thing I must complain about, it’s the payoff. I thought it was way too short and that it could have been longer. In the end, however, the remake keeps you very interested until the very end. There’s rarely any moment where you’ll find yourself looking at your watch because the thriller gets the job done and does it efficiently and effectively.
Predictable but with an attractive cast
This is a slightly above average watchable thriller with a pleasing cast and a formula story. You know from the title what is going to happen it’s just fun watching it unfold. A troubled teen starts disliking his new stepfather but no one believes him at first.
Dylan Walsh is the stepfather and he is not too menacing but that’s good. Sela Ward as his unsuspecting wife is a bit too together looking to be fooled. Penn Badgley as Sela’s son is perfectly adequate in the role – again, a bit too intelligent looking to be the troublesome kid. The gorgeous Amber Heard as Penn’s girlfriend is a bit out of his league.
Liked the ending – not too easy a victory.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 41 min (101 min)
Genre Crime, Thriller
Director Nelson McCormick
Writer J.S. Cardone, Donald E. Westlake, Carolyn Lefcourt
Actors Penn Badgley, Dylan Walsh, Sela Ward
Country United States
Awards 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, SDDS, DTS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Gold II, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe (prints), Technicolor Digital Intermediates (digital intermediate), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema