Movie Guide

  • 2020-10-30

Run (2020) – in cinemas from Friday, November 20

Having a mother is a scary thing in Run, Aneesh Chaganty’s slick thriller starring a deranged Sarah Paulson as the domineering single parent of a chronically unwell young woman played by Kiera Allen. Clearly inspired by the millennium-defining Munchausen by proxy case of all – that of Gypsy Rose Blanchard – Run has more in common with “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?” than Hitchcock, operating at the clip of a runaway train. You think, What the hell am I watching? And you wouldn’t be wrong, as Run is so berserk, and so tonally schizophrenic, it’s hard to read it either seriously, or as garish camp.

Run is a taut and highly suspenseful thriller that often zigs when you’re expecting it to zag, resulting in an expertly crafted, nerve-shredding psychological thriller. 

They say you can never escape a mother’s love... but for Chloe, that’s not a comfort – it’s a threat. There’s something unnatural, even sinister about the relationship between Chloe and her mom, Diane. Diane has raised her daughter in total isolation, controlling every move she’s made since birth, and there are secrets that Chloe’s only beginning to grasp.

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