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    Released

    2001

    Runtime

    104

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    What's it About

    Grace (Kidman) has her hands full. It's 1945, and with her husband off at war, she's raising two children alone in a remote house off the coast of Britain. The children, Anne and Nicholas, are both afflicted with a rare disease which makes them allergic to sunlight. This, along with a rigid religious orientation, causes Grace to be both strict and over-protective. Into this tense, forbidding environment come three servants answering an ad for domestic help. One wrinkle, though: Grace soon realizes she hadn't yet posted the ad. Household conditions get increasingly spooky from there.

    Why we love it

    An unapologetically civilized, old-fashioned haunted house movie that generates its chills from mood and suggestion, not gore and special effects. Kidman's Grace, a controlling woman perilously close to losing control, anchors the film; all supporting players excel too. Director Amenabar's eerie set pieces are bound to make your skin crawl. A jarring surprise ending caps an otherwise first-rate spook-fest.