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We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2018)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 17 May 2019 (USA)
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Merricat, Constance and their Uncle Julian live in isolation after experiencing a family tragedy six years earlier. When cousin Charles arrives to steal the family fortune, he also threatens a dark secret they've been hiding.

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Stacie Passon

Writers:

Mark Kruger (screenplay by), Shirley Jackson (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Taissa Farmiga ... Merricat Blackwood
Alexandra Daddario ... Constance Blackwood
Crispin Glover ... Uncle Julian
Sebastian Stan ... Charles Blackwood
Paula Malcomson ... Helen Clarke
Peter Coonan ... Bobby Dunham
Ian Toner ... Jim Donnell
Joanne Crawford ... Stella
Anna Nugent ... Lucille Wright
Peter O'Meara ... Sam Clarke
Luan James Geary Luan James Geary ... Sean Harris (as Luan James-Geary)
Cormac Melia Cormac Melia ... Tim Harris
Liz O'Sullivan Liz O'Sullivan ... Mrs. Harris
Bosco Hogan ... Old Ned
Stephen Hogan ... John Blackwood
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Merricat, Constance and their Uncle Julian live in isolation after experiencing a family tragedy six years earlier. When cousin Charles arrives to steal the family fortune, he also threatens a dark secret they've been hiding.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

We Have Always Lived in the Castle See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, Ireland See more »

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$62,567
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Trivia

The village below Blackwood House is called Shirleyville in homage to Shirley Jackson, author of the book upon which the film is based. See more »

Quotes

[talking to Merricat]
Charles Blackwood: Now that's a handsome cat. What's his name?
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I have mixed feelings....
19 May 2019 | by wildsparrow16See all my reviews

This movie has no true genre. I was expecting gothic horror, but perhaps that was fault in having never read the book. It certainly was not scary (zero chills), nor was it suspenseful. But it does leave us pondering how equipped we are to handle human cruelty, both in enduring it, and in our capacity to forgive. Do we isolate ourselves or do we try to push forward? Or do we completely unravel and seek revenge or play out our hurt and rage until it has been avenged? These are questions this movie will leave you pondering, and of course much depends on our lot in life, our finances, our social support, our inner strength and many other factors.


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