Rebecca (2020)


A young newlywed arrives at her husband’s imposing family estate on a windswept English coast and finds herself battling the shadow of his first wife, Rebecca, whose legacy lives on in the house long after her death.


Ben Wheatley’s adaption of Rebecca I’ve been keeping flipping my opinion on, probably somewhere down the line I’m going to most likely rewatch it again. But for now I can definitely say that there was a lot to like about it but at the same time there is a lot that could have been so much better. The best things Rebecca has going for it are the costumes and the cinematography, they both blended very well together and created some beautiful scenery. The acting from Armie Hammer and Lily James were both solid, but that’s where it ends for me everyone else did a fine enough job but nothing mind blowing. I think the biggest issue this film has is it just doesn’t have the atmosphere, this is especially not going to win many people over who absolutely loved Alfred Hitchcock’s version. The atmosphere isn’t the same and doesn’t really have a unique feeling to it at all. It comes off as this type of atmosphere that would be in any other movie like this one. With that said Rebecca is not a bad film Ben Wheatley definitely does a fine enough job (he’s done far better however) I recommend giving it a go if your curious!

6/10 C+

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