Wish You Were Here (2012) Film Review

Wish You Were Here

Husband and wife Dave(Joel Edgerton) and Alice Flannery (Felicity Price) take a trip to South East Asia with her sister Steph (Teresa Palmer) and friend Jeremy (Antony Starr). Alice is pregnant so, the night of a Full Moon festival, she heads to bed while the others party. The next day, Jeremy is gone, and eventually, the others return home. Gradually, the story unwinds.

I found this film quite traumatic. Possibly because it is, for the most part, very plausible. It is easy to imagine things getting out of hand on holiday, and while this is extreme, it may well have happened. The tension came about through the gradual reveal, and that the audience only knew as much as the characters. There were a lot of parts I hated, but they were when people were being horrible to each other. For me, this definitely fits into the sadtacular category – a good film that I do not ever want to see again.

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