Run

Run (2020) ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Director: Aneesh Chaganty. Cast: Sarah PaulsonKiera AllenSara Sohn 


This is as ludicrous as they get, but it’s so damn tense as well that actually if you’re able to go beyond how silly, absurd and camp it is and if you don’t ask too many questions, you will actually have a lot of fun, just like I did!
So much so that I was even tempted to give it an extra star… But then you when you think about it rationally you actually realise that it plays the same tricks Misery did back on the 1990 (arguably that was almost 30 years ago… so why not do it again?).

The concept of a person stuck on a wheelchair, trapped in a house trying to flee while the capturer is on her way back risa pretty much the same as King’s story: that same vibe and tension fills up this entire film. Despite the premise of a young girls stuck on wheelchair after a difficult birth, “Run” doesn’t really care about teaching moral lessons about disabilities or making any profound statements, it just wants you to have a fun ride.And it really succeeds at that! It is edge of your seat stuff, with a couple of twists along the way and a genuinely freaky performance by Sarah Paulson.

It’s lot more fun that it has any right to be and actually considering the tiny budget and self-imposed limitations in terms of its settings and framework, it works pretty well for what it is (and it’s short too, just like its title).

As I always say, just turn your brain and go with it.


On Netflix

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