A critically acclaimed psychological thriller; DARK WOODS tells the story of a young couple who moves to a secluded cabin to cope with the wife’s terminal illness. After the husband rescues a young girl from the abusive hands of her psychotic uncle he is coerced by local law enforcement to allow her to stay with them. As the illness consumes the wife and the husband struggles with his own human connections, the young girl attempts to claim her place in this strange new family dynamic. The husband must rediscover his humanity and choose between his increasingly erratic and sexually explorative new housemate, and his horrifically deteriorating wife.
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Great film..suspence, sexual tension, fear and surprise ending...4 stars
the tug and sway between the living and the dying is only natural likened to the quest for qi which extinguishes only on death. there is no emotion except desperation in the search to find solid footing in an avalanche of death that claims us all eventually.
The lesson I saw portrayed: Unsupervised, underaged girls are dangerous to man's mental health.
I liked this movie very much!! This is part of society, with youngh teenagers today!!
Moody drama about a man dealing with his wife's fatal illness in a remote cabin. The discovery of a mysterious and troubled teenage girl complicates the situation as she stirs feelings in the husband he hasn't felt for some time.
The actors were very good and the director always shows the right amount of restraint as the wife deteriorates and young Alicia temps the husband.
Overall, well done, but I found myself thinking that I never really understood the husband. However, the tension is maintained throughout and the ending felt natural.