With the sudden, unexpected loss of her wealthy father, India Stoker barely has time to mourn before her long-absent Uncle Charlie shows up to offer support. Charlie quickly ingratiates his way into the family by charming
mother (Nicole Kidman) and by making anyone who questions his motives
disappear. India, who was very close to her
father, is skeptical about Charlie despite his generosity and protectiveness. As India navigates the difficult
social hierarchy at school she begins to respect Charlie and his methods for
dealing with difficult people.
Eventually she learns that her parents have been concealing family
secrets in an effort to protect her.
These secrets eventually catch up with the Stoker family and the
consequences are dire.
My description does not in any way do this film justice. Stoker deals with complicated, nuanced emotions, evil, and the dangers of keeping secrets. Directed by Park Chan-Wook (Old Boy), Stoker has the look a feel of ‘Let the Right One In’. In one of the reviews I read about this film someone likened it to a vampire movie without a vampire. Stoker is a slow burn which makes the sudden bursts of violence all the more shocking. Beautiful, crisp cinematography, superb acting and a chilling, moody story makes Stoker a must see. You guys will love it!