From the directors of Goodnight Mommy, THE LODGE begins with Laura (Alicia Silverstone) an estranged wife separated from her husband Richard (Richard Armitage). Richard asks for a divorce, leading Laura to commit the unforgivable sin. So thereafter Richard tells his children, Aidan (IT’s Jaeden Martell) and Mia (Lia McHugh), of his intent to marry his former cult survivor girlfriend, Grace (Riley Keough). In an attempt to bond, the family escapes to their remote winter cabin for the holidays. Richard is made to abruptly leave for work. Leaving Aiden and Mia in the care of their soon to be a stepmother. Eventually, a snowstorm traps them inside the house and Grace’s mysterious past as a member of a religious cult begins to unravel her. Grace, Aidan, and Mia must strive for salvation against unseen forces of evil.
It’s arduous to pretend that this film doesn’t share familiar tones of last years parenthood film Hereditary. That aside this film still produces anxiety in a way that is yet original. Grace’s fall from coherent caregiver to toeing the line of delusion and reality. Creates an emotional and spiritual journey Grace now finds herself on. Solid performances from the whole cast, makes for an overall enjoyable film. The Lodge will take you to the edge and hopefully back if you’re lucky!
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- Riley Keough, Jaeden Martell, Lia McHugh, Alicia Silverstone, Richard Armitage