A Quiet Place

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Rated Greg’s Top 5 Movies with Real Life Couples

  1. Seven (Brad Pitt & Gwyneth Paltrow)
  2. The Place Beyond The Pines (Ryan Gosling & Eva Mendes)
  3. A Quiet Place (John Krasinksi & Emily Blunt)
  4. Cruel Intentions (Ryan Phillippe & Reese Witherspoon)
  5. Days of Thunder (Tom Cruise & Nicole Kidman)

You know that extremely tense sensation you get when you’re driving 12 miles over the speed limit, turn a corner, and happen to blow by a previously hidden cop car?  You spend the next eight seconds anticipating the worst and not wanting to look in the rearview mirror, but know that eventually you’ll have to look?  That’s what watching A Quiet Place is like.  90 straight minutes of held breath and peering through your fingers.


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That may not seem like a fun time to shell out money for, but trust me it is. Going to the movies is supposed to be an escape, and this my friends is a HELL of an escape.  A premise that would seem silly on paper is executed to PG-13 perfection by director and star, John Krasinski.  Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that Krasinski and his co-star Emily Blunt are married with children in real life, but regardless it’s impossible not to become very invested in the fate of this family right from the jump.  A lot of it reminded me of the best elements of Signs, The Walking Dead, and even Jurassic Park. Why are kid siblings in peril so much fun to watch?

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I definitely recommend seeing this in the theater, but for the sake of your companions don’t order any candy or popcorn.  This film is meant to be watched in an environment in which you can literally hear a pin drop.  They actually made an announcement at the beginning of the movie to try and refrain from making much noise, which I’ve never seen before at this particular venue.  I’m glad they did, because A Quiet Place is basically a silent roller-coaster. Grade: A+

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