Though the story will seem familiar at a time where it seems like Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy has become all the rage in media, Run showcases fantastic performances by its two leads while delivering thrills from start to finish.
A teenager who has been isolated her whole life, treated for countless ailments and lives only with her mother soon finds her mother has deep secrets that change everything she has known. Sarah Paulson and Kiera Allen star as mother and daughter, both enlivening their roles with authenticity and poise. Neither outshines the other, rather they continue to meet one another at each actor’s raising of the acting bar scene after scene. Director Aneesh Chaganty has quickly cemented himself as a master of thrills, first with 2018’s Searching and now with Run, balancing thrills with light horror and exploring disturbing angles to the story. There is a seamless beauty in the tight production of the film, showing true care in its presentation.
Through Allen’s character’s development within the film, you quickly find yourself rooting for her. I found myself intensely intrigued and, though I had a general idea where things were going, I was fascinated to see how it would happen. It certainly did not disappoint.
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