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Ann Turner (2006)

15 Certificate


Our Score
In this muddled psychological drama, Susan Sarandon gives a dominating performance as a stressed-out book illustrator who becomes convinced that her husband's new assistant (Emily Blunt) is trying to steal her life and family. Cue lots of false jolts and a forced air of unease, as writer/director Ann Turner concentrates more on atmosphere than plot development. The cast members (including Sam Neill as the unsympathetic husband) do their best to animate their sketchy characters, with Blunt's coolly conniving persona an effective contrast to the overwrought Sarandon. But minimal dramatic momentum and scant interaction between the central trio turn what should have been a tense cuckoo-in-the-nest thriller into a plodding study of one woman's mental disintegration. A weak climax adds to the disappointment, concluding with a confusing double twist that seems tagged on.


Melbourne housewife Sophie becomes increasingly suspicious of her husband's beautiful female colleague Mara. She is convinced the woman is a danger to her marriage and family, but the increasingly nerve-racked Sophie finds no one will believe her. Doubting her own sanity, she takes drastic action and puts her life in peril. Thriller, starring Susan Sarandon, Sam Neill and Emily Blunt.

Cast & Crew

Sophie Susan Sarandon
Craig Sam Neill
Mara Emily Blunt
Sam Charles Tingwell
Jimmy William McInnes
Jen Georgie Parker
Elly Joanna Hunt-Prokhovnik
Ruby Lauren Mikkor
Director Ann Turner
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Violence, swearing, sex scenes. Available on: Available on DVD


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