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Ready or Not (2019)

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A bride's wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying game.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samara Weaving ... Grace
Adam Brody ... Daniel Le Domas
Mark O'Brien ... Alex Le Domas
Henry Czerny ... Tony Le Domas
Andie MacDowell ... Becky Le Domas
Melanie Scrofano ... Emilie
Kristian Bruun ... Fitch Bradley
Nicky Guadagni ... Aunt Helene
Elyse Levesque ... Charity Le Domas
John Ralston ... Stevens
Liam MacDonald ... Georgie
Ethan Tavares ... Gabe
Hanneke Talbot ... Clara
Celine Tsai ... Tina
Daniela Barbosa ... Dora
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Storyline

READY OR NOT follows a young bride (Samara Weaving) as she joins her new husband's (Mark O'Brien) rich, eccentric family (Adam Brody, Henry Czerny, Andie MacDowell) in a time-honored tradition that turns into a lethal game with everyone fighting for their survival.

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The Game Begins


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, bloody images, language throughout, and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Family Ritual See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,015,590, 25 August 2019

Gross USA:

$28,674,387

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,398,184
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Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Seventeen different versions of Grace's wedding dress were created by costume designer Avery Plewes to show the progress of Grace's night and how her clothes correspond to her attitude See more »

Goofs

While Grace is scurrying around on her knees in the kitchen hiding from the Butler, he puts a kettle on the stove and lights the gas. Less than 15 seconds later, the kettle begins to whistle to show that the water has boiled. No kettle could boil in such a short period of time. See more »

Quotes

Grace: I can't believe that in half an hour I will be part of the Le Domas gaming dynasty, empire?
Alex Le Domas: Uh, dominion, we prefer dominion.
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, a disembodied voice says, "Ready or not, here I come!" See more »

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Featured in Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews: Ready or Not (2019) See more »

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Overture: The Year 1812
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Not ready
23 August 2019 | by klusebaSee all my reviews

Ready or Not tries to be a mixture of a comedy and a horror movie and fails at both. The movie is never atmospheric, intense or scary enough to be a great horror movie. The film is never clever, surprising or vibrant enough to be an entertaining comedy movie. Even by poor b-movie standards, the story of this film is completely ridiculous in a way that it's almost insulting.

If you were wondering why this film still deserves four points, the movie isn't entirely bad. The settings look great and especially the mansion where the sinister hide and seek game takes place is really gorgeous, including hidden hallways and elegant gardens. The movie features a few intense action scenes that make you root for the desperate lead character. The film has a fast pace and doesn't overstay its welcome with plodding storytelling. Lead actress Samara Weaving does her best with a poor script and has enough charisma to be the only great actress in this film.

Ready or Not should be ignored since it's neither a gripping horror film nor a clever comedy. It's a shallow action film with a few gore elements. Movies like You're Next are similar in style but executed much better. The overtly positive reviews for Ready or Not show that expectations for horror movies have significantly decreased in an era of prequels, remakes, sequels and overall rehashed ideas. Refer to European or Asian cinema to find some creative horror movies these days.


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