The performances generally lacked emotion, although there is one scene I particularly enjoyed when Rose is praying in her children’s’ room – it’s one scene where the emotion was believable. It’s the pacing that drags the film down the most; it takes what feels like forever to even get to the point where the characters realise there’s something wrong. However, that’s not too surprising since the first “scare” (which may be too strong a word) is a children’s shopping trolley rolling a rather short distance.
Overall, I didn’t enjoy this film and it feels way too long for something that’s only an hour and a half. It doesn’t do anything to make you care, as the writing isn’t the best it could be (although the drama and emotion it seems to be aiming for but doesn’t quite reach shows potential), and the acting doesn’t do it any justice either. It’s just flat and has virtually no emotion to make up for the lack of a plot. There’s a beginning and an end, but the middle just seems so empty.