Jennifer Lawrence starred in this monotonous thriller before her Oscar nominations
American actress Jennifer Lawrence is known for playing several iconic roles throughout her career. But few people knew that before Jennifer’s Oscar nominations, she was the star of this monotonous thriller that no one knows about. Sounds weird, right? It’s not plausible to imagine a boring, boring Jennifer Lawrence movie, but indeed, there is a movie.
Although Lawrence has a stellar reputation, whether for her brilliant performance as the witty and cynical Kate in Don’t Look Up or for her role as Katniss in The Hunger Games. It’s hard to imagine a Jennifer Lawrence movie that isn’t good because she’s so talented and always wows audiences. It doesn’t matter if it’s in a dark comedy or a drama. Jennifer Lawrence, meanwhile, starred in a low-budget thriller in 2012 that is evident from her resume.
The name of the movie is The house at the end of the street. This appears to be a significant departure from Lawrence’s earlier work. After thrilling Winter’s Bone, The Hunger Games and The Silver Linings Playbook, Lawrence seems an odd choice to direct this bland thriller. This is, however, due to the delayed release of the film; it was filmed in 2010 but only saw the light of day two years later.
Obviously, by the characteristics themselves, it’s quite obvious that the movie didn’t do well. The thriller was not a hit at all. It was heavily criticized by audiences and netizens for its flawed plot. The movie was far from what you would expect from a Jennifer Lawrence movie. No drama, no thrill and no substance.
Talking about movie stats, the movie had a 13% Rotten Tomatoes rating. Besides that, the general consensus is that it’s not scary or engaging. It’s really bad because the premise of the movie seems intriguing. But on the other hand, the film is not very good.
The story goes that Elissa who is played by Lawrence and her divorced mother played by Sarah Elizabeth Shue move to a new town and a creepy mansion. It’s a common start to many horror movies, so it all looks the same. But the film still has a chance to redeem itself and become more exciting.
The movie is just like any other horror movie you will find on any of the streaming platforms. The House at the End of the Street has way too many ostensibly exciting reveals, one after the other. When viewers peel back the layers, they’ll find the film lacks a clear premise or any kind of meaning.
Other than all of these flaws, the character build in the movie is something that was badly lacking. The ending of House at the End of the Street will make viewers pause and rewind, wondering if the movie really ended there. The film will force you to think about several questions but will not answer any.