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The Disappointments Room

MPAA Rating: R for violent content, bloody images, some sexuality and language.
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Supernatural Psychological Thriller
1 hr. 40 min.
Year of Release:
USA Release:
September 9, 2016 (wide—1,554 theaters)
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Featuring: Kate BeckinsaleDana
Lucas TillBen
Michaela Conlin … Jules
Michael Landes … Teddy
Gerald McRaney … Judge Blacker
Marcia DeRousse … Ms. Judith (Marcia de Rousse)
Mel Raido … David
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Director: D.J. Caruso—“I Am Number Four” (2011), “Eagle Eye” (2008), “Disturbia” (2007)
Producer: Demarest Films
Media Talent Group
Relativity Media
Distributor: Rogue Pictures

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “In this psychological thriller from the director of ‘Eagle Eye’ and ‘Disturbia,’ Dana (Kate Beckinsale) and David move from Brooklyn to a once-grand Southern mansion with their 5 year old son looking for a fresh start. But Dana’s discovery of a secret room that hadn't appeared in the house’s blueprints unleashes unexplainable events that test her sanity and slowly reveal the home’s terrifying past. The ghost of a young girl appears and beckons her to open the door. But the spirits of those who protect the room’s terrifying secret return to make sure that the room remains closed forever.

Inspired by a true event, ‘The Disappointments Room’ tells the story of one family's terror-filled encounter within their own home. The husband and wife, together with their 5-year-old son Jeremy, move into their dream house, a beautiful old rural home. When frightening and unexplainable events lead Dana to discover the long lost key to this room, she accidentally unlocks a host of unimaginable horrors that reveal the house’s past is terrifyingly tied with her own.”

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Movie Critics

…tries to blend supernatural horror with mental illness, but this iteration isn’t very effective… Almost never will you be scared. [C+]
—Christian Holub, Entertainment Weekly

…never goes beyond a routine haunted house scenario… haunted house movie creaks along with the floorboards. …
—Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter

…Despite Kate Beckinsale's game efforts, D.J. Caruso's thriller proves altogether worthy of its title. …
—Joe Leydon, Variety

…This movie's title is fitting: It's a disappointment all the way 'round. …
—Paul Asay, Plugged In

…plays on female hysteria cliches… this spooky house flick would be better off locked up in the attic and forgotten for good.
—Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times

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