The Stepfather (2009)
October 16, 2009
Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, disturbing images, mature thematic material and brief sensuality
Dylan Walsh stars as David Harris, very much a "family values" man who mysteriously comes into the lives of single mothers with children and becomes the dream man they always wanted. When he woos Susan Harding (Sela Ward) and eventually moves in with her family, her teenage son Michael (Penn Bagdley) begins to suspect that David is not quite the dream man he pretends to be. Along with his girlfriend Kelly (Amber Heard) and Susan's...
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Having never gone through the experience of having a stepfather, the likelihood of "my new dad" being a psychotic serial killer is rather low, but the possibility in general is intriguing. Of course, The Stepfather
, about an obsessive guy who infiltrates families in search of the perfect family, isn't a psychological thriller - it isn't written to be so layered - but there is promise in the idea. Full movie review »