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The Skeleton Key


skeletonkeyHospice worker Caroline Ellis (Kate Hudson) is hired to care for a stroke victim (John Hurt) in Louisiana, but begins to suspect that his wife (Gena Rowlands) is holding him prisoner. When the final twist is revealed in this atmospheric hoodoo (no, not voodoo) thriller, one canā€™t help but feel itā€™s a damn shame. Because the twist works and itā€™s better than what comes before it, which is a too-slow and conventional thriller. The acting is pretty good; Hurt doesnā€™t get to do much, but Rowlands is effective as the mysterious lady of the house.

2005-U.S. 104 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed byĀ Iain Softley. Screenplay: Ehren Kruger. Cast: Kate Hudson (Caroline Ellis), Gena Rowlands (Violet Devereaux), John Hurt (Ben Devereaux), Peter Sarsgaard, Joy Bryant, Maxine Barnett.Ā 



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