The couple Simon and Robyn move to LA to start their lives over after losing a child and troubles that Robyn went through after the death of their child. While shopping around for new furniture they run into an old high school friend of Simon's, Gordon, and eventually he is invited to dinner. There is some tension between Simon and Gordon, and Robyn asks about it. Simon refuses to answer and says that what is in the past should remain in the past.
After gifts start turning up at the house Simon becomes aggressively mean, while Robyn sympathizes with Gordon, saying he is probably just lonely. Simon takes things a step further and a confrontation occurs, which causes Robyn to have nightmares and fall back on old ways. She tries to make Simon see that things need to change and things become increasingly hostile but he refuses to see things her way and more turmoil happens in their personal and professional lives.
I thought this was a pretty good movie with and interesting twist and a thought provoking idea that made me question certain aspects of today's society. The movie is really about aggressive behavior and bullying and how not only does it affect you as children it can also bleed into your adult life. Some people never stop being bullies and sometimes those who were bullied are looking to forgive or settle old scores.
One of the main problems I had with this movie was the slowness of it. It really did take forever to get to the action and the drama in the movie. While I understood the buildup, there was at least one point where everyone was at dinner and I just questioned what the point of this movie was or where it was going. The story took so long to get interesting I almost walked out, though I am glad I didn't.
The plot of this movie was all about bullying and it was really, really good. I thought it was a great lesson in what it could be like for bullies who continue bullying and for those who are getting over the actions of others that affected them.
I would recommend this movie, if you like suspense and surprise. It's not scary or thrilling, but it is a little suspenseful and the ending was just perfect.