Eli

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Okay, this one is crazy.

Eli (Charlie Shotwell) is a young boy who, because of a rare disease, cannot live outside his bubble and his parents (Kelly Reilly and Max Martini) are desperate to try anything to save him.  So they take Eli to an experimental facility where Dr. Isabella Horn (Lili Taylor) has claimed that she can save him.  Soon though, Eli discovers that the facility and the good doctor may not be what they seem.

I enjoyed this movie quite a bit and then the film went absolutely crazy.  I was not sure what was going on at this facility but I did not guess the result even slightly.  I love when a film surprises me.

I found Eli to be clever and mysterious.  There were so many things going on that I would be curious to see what they would be like upon a second viewing.

As it was, the film bounced me around and I was unsure what was going on.  There were plenty of red herrings and theories that were looked at, which helped to make this all the more shocking.

Charlie Shotwell does a fine job as the young Eli, who has to carry the load of work in this movie.  His confusion and fear truly are realistic and help develop what we would see later.  Sadie Sink (Max from Stranger Things) appears as Haley, a girl who shows up outside the window and talks to Eli.

This movie caught me off guard and surprised me and I love it when a movie can do that.  This one is one of the better horror movies of the year.

4.4 stars

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