OUT OF THE BLUE (2022) Reviews of seduction and murder thriller

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Out of the Blue is a 2022 American thriller film about a listless young man who is seduced by a trophy wife who has marital murder in mind.

Written and directed by Neil LaBute (Fear the Night; House of Darkness; Dirty Weekend; Some Velvet Morning; Death at a Funeral; The Wicker Man; The Shape of Things; Possession 2002; Nurse Betty; In the Company of Men). Produced by Tara L. Craig and Berry Meyerowitz.

The movie stars Ray Nicholson, Diane Kruger, Hank Azaria, Victor Slezak and Chase Sui Wonders.

After spending time in prison following an assault charge, Connor Bates (Ray Nicholson) now works in a library and spends his free time running, swimming, and trying to piece his world back together.

When he meets Marilyn Chambers (Diane Kruger), the trophy wife of a wealthy businessman, they collide into an intense physical and emotional relationship that quickly escalates into idle talk about her husband’s murder…

Release date:
In the USA, Quiver will release Out of the Blue theatrically in select locations and On-Demand (VOD) on August 26, 2022.

“Once the plot is finally in motion, it only has room for a couple of surprises (The movie’s big one isn’t, although the particulars of it are a shock for a lurid reason) but, mostly, more of the routine material that has defined the movie until that point.” 2 out of 4, Mark Reviews Movies

“This is a story that shows how whirlwind romances can get out of control, causing bigger problems. It tries to show how the characters will use books to bring their motivation about what they want in life. The story is set out in chapters which are set up like ‘the next day’ or ‘a few days later’ which gives it a fairy-tale feeling throughout.” Movie Reviews 101

“The cinematography is slick with some nice shots during the library scenes, but this isn’t the kind of movie that has enough style to compensate for its lack of substance. At a running time of 1 hour and 44 minutes, Out of the Blue is overwrought, clunky and vapid while low on thrills, insight and emotional depth.” The NYC Movie Guru

” …really kept alive by solid performances from the entire ensemble more than its storytelling, but once the story reaches boiling point it leaves little to be desired and finds new twists in what seems to be an age-old story, managing to surprise us until the very end. Not a perfect movie maybe, but the third act certainly makes up for any earlier shortcomings.” Search My Trash

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