Skeleton Key

Hudson, Kate

SKU: 025192049842

UPC 025192049842
Release Date 2010-09-07
Studio Universal Studios Home Video
Discs 1
Length 104
Format Color
MPAA Rating PG-13 (MPAA)
Synopsis After New Orleans hospice worker Caroline (Kate Hudson) answers a help wanted ad, she finds herself working as the live-in caretaker of Ben Devereaux (John Hurt), a stroke victim who has lost his ability to speak. Ben's wife, Violet (Gena Rowlands), presents Caroline with a skeleton key to open any door in the house--with the exception of one, which she claims she has never been able to open. But curiosity gets the best of her, and Caroline opens the door to find a wealth of materials representing the old house's history of hoodoo, an ancient form of folk magic. She soon discovers that the house harbors a dark secret--one that Violet knows more about than she first admits. Breaking her string of lighthearted romantic comedies, Kate Hudson gives a performance that proves she's more than capable of playing a feisty damsel in distress. Ehren Kruger's (THE RING) script gives her some physically demanding scenes, while providing the audience with a steady string of effective jolts culminating in a SIXTH SENSE-style twist that few are likely to see coming. Louisiana's swampy, heavy atmosphere is literally a character in the film, while Gena Rowlands, at age 75, astounds once again with one of her most surprising roles.[T]he performances are full-throttle, with Hudson as the most pig-headedly fearless heroine in years, making good on her ALMOST FAMOUS promise.[A] basic bayou thriller distinguished by a very self-conscious subversive streak...THEATRICAL RELEASE: AUGUST 12, 2005
Cast Iain Softley (Director)
Michael Shamberg (Producer)
Peter Sarsgaard (Star)
Kate Hudson (Star)
Gena Rowlands (Star)
Stacey Sher (Producer)
Ehren Kruger (Screenwriter)
Joy Bryant (Star)
Clayton Townsend (Executive Producer)
Daniel Mindel (Director of Photography)
Iain Softley (Producer)
John Hurt (Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: Deleted scenes Audio commentary with director Iain softley D-box motion enabled Widescreen - 2.35 Audio: DTS - English, French DTS HD Master Audio - English, French Subtitles - French, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.18000
Height 0.75000
Width 5.50000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama,Suspense/Thriller,Mystery
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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