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House at the End of the Street


2012 | 101 min | PG-13 | 2.39:1

House at the End of the Street

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 21 September, 2012
 21 September, 2012

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 United States

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 $31,611,916
 $39,462,138

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Preview by Brian Orndorf, September 21, 2012

As Hollywood anoints Jennifer Lawrence as the Next Big Thing, there’s some unfinished business to tend to before she bathes in her “Hunger Games” franchise success or tastes Oscar glory with the upcoming “Silver Linings Playbook,” and its name is “House at the End of the Street.” Shot before her stint as Katniss in “The Hunger Games,” this B-list thriller reminds the world of more humble time for the actress, when she had to take any job that slipped into view, establishing her name with traditional genre career steps. It’s a terrible picture, but it’s hard to fault the star for its failure, as she delivers a performance best described as “embarrassed,” while the rest of the effort dissolves into an insipid bore with nearly a third of its running time devoted to an easily escapable situation. I hope Lawrence takes some time today to hug her “Catching Fire” producers for her good fortune.



Moving from Chicago to rural Pennsylvania, Sarah (Elisabeth Shue) and her teen daughter Elissa (Jennifer Lawrence) are looking to settle into a peaceful neighborhood, fully aware they live next door to the site of a grisly double homicide committed by a disturbed girl named Carrie Anne, who killed her parents while brother Ryan (Max Thieriot) was away from home. Curious about the case, Elissa investigates further, discovering that Ryan still lives inside the dilapidated residence, keeping to himself with community college studies. Reaching out to the lonely soul, Elissa finds herself charmed by Ryan’s emotional vulnerability, while Sarah remains suspicious, asking local cop Weaver (Gil Bellows, doing some type of Arliss Howard impression) to check in on the situation. As the two become romantically involved, Ryan has difficulty maintaining a secret he’s keeping locked up in the basement, leaving Elissa to regret ignoring her mother’s advice to leave the boy alone.

“House at the End of the Street” is directed by Mark Tonderai, a newcomer to Hollywood trying to make a name for himself with the universal language of fear, working from a script credited to David Loucka. It bears mentioning that the film isn’t a horror movie, despite marketing that displays jolts and hints at a terrifying central mystery. In fact, it’s really no puzzle at all, as the writing reveals the inhabitant of Ryan’s basement early on, releasing a great amount of tension before the end of the first act. It’s not a smart move by the production, aiming for cleverness with a misdirection that leaves the picture gasping for energy as it lumbers to a conclusion. Because once Ryan’s secret is out, it leaves “End of the Street” in dramatic mode, and the last thing I’m sure anyone wants is to spend extended exposition time with these dismal characters.



Dialogue exchanges are often moronic, with Loucka trying to capture teenage spunk through clichéd interactions involving possible date rape and the invention of new put-downs (“dickhole” is the new “asshole” for those playing at home), while laboring through mother-daughter irritation via cell phone tag and pained parental lessons about bad boys. There’s also the sleepy saga of Ryan, who drags through his family history any chance his gets, with Theiroit’s performance absolutely void of meaning and life, glumly reading lines that appear to make no sense to the abysmal actor. The script doesn’t help matters by including giant plot holes and a general air of irrationality, especially from Elissa, whose awareness of obvious danger comes and goes as the writing sees fit. Of course, this is the same girl who can’t seem to escape her loose cloth restraints in the climax, so maybe she’s not the whip-smart character early scenes suggest.



Although she’s subjected to classic PG-13 tank top ogling and asked to sing a few songs, Lawrence looks bored out of her mind in the movie, sluggishly going through the motions. And there are a lot of motions for her to zombie through, with the entire third act devoted to a cyclical chase/stalk scenario that’s filled with unanswered questions and, of course, a big twist reveal. “House at the End of the Street” spends so much time getting to the good stuff it actually forgets to include the good stuff, creating a tedious routine of panting and stabbing that makes one long for the stilted conversations about absolutely nothing and sketchy tree-with-a-face symbolism (Ryan’s method of exposing his true self to Elissa) that litter the early sections of the feature.

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue, Max Thieriot, Gil Bellows, Will Bowes, Jonathan Higgins
Director: Mark Tonderai

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