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MovieAddict - wrote on 03/16/2012
Jonny Depp stars in this Stephen King-based story as Mort Rainey, a reclusive writer who lives with his dog in a cabin near a lake. The opening sequence of the story is a flashback 6 months earlier where he discovers his wife Amy Rainey (Maria Bello) in bed with another man Ted Milner (Timothy Hutton)– so Mort moves away from the city to somewhere in the country. Whilst there he meets a dangerous stranger named John Shooter (John Turturro). Claiming Mort has plagiarized his short story, the psychotic Shooter demands justice. After reading John's story, Mort finds that the stories are exactly the same, except for the endings. So Mort tried to straighten things out with John, who keeps persisting it is his story which has been stolen but things turn nasty when he finds his beloved dog …
Tia Maria - wrote on 07/08/2008
This is about a published writer, Mort Rainy (Johnny Depp), who is threatened by a guy called John Shooter, who claims that Rainy plagiarised his story: Secret Window. He leaves HIS story, whihc HE wrote, on his doorstep, for Mort to see, and after reading it, he realizes that it is exactly the same as his story, even though he didn't plagiarise it. After finding his dog, a witness who saw John with Mort, and Mort's bodyguard dead, he realizes it is serious. But then killing his wife (they were in the process of getting a divorce), and her new boyfriend, you find that Shooter is him. He is Schitzophrenic.
This was quite a simple film, in a way, because it basically went round in circles. But I loved the ending, it was really good. I didn't really appreciate seeing Mort's dog in such …
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Crazy 4 war movies - wrote on 05/13/2008
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The Secret Window Review
Beautifully written and directed by the great David Koepp The Secret window has finally been produced into a full length feature film. Based off the spooky and intense novel by the horrific mastermind better know as Stephen King, this movie will keep your mind busy from the moment the movie begins to a few days later when you are still sorting it out. This movie brings out a new side of Johnny Depp, he is not a courageous pirate or loving candy man but simply a schizophrenic writer who encounters various problems occurring in his life. Filled with twits and turns the movie is a nice alternative to extremely graphic and horrific physiological thrillers.
The director does a great job enchaining the movie with simple techniques. …
Max Handler - wrote on 05/11/2008
The Secret Window is an interesting movie that is fun to watch despite its lack of thrill and suspense. The movie is about a mid-aged writer, Mort Rainey, who believes that he is being stalked and harassed by a crazy fan. The crazy fan calls himself Shooter and attempts to scare Mort into changing the ending of his book, which he believes Mort stole from him. The ending of the movie is clever and helps the viewer to understand a lot about the movie when you find out that the main character, Mort, has schizophrenia and “is” Shooter.
As far as plots go, Secret Window has a decent one. The story carries itself well and keeps the viewer engaged and thinking. Some moments of the film are semi-scary, however the writer could have done a much better job “scaring” the audience …
BryanFury - wrote on 02/20/2008
Secret Window felt like just your average afternoon horror flick. Although I'm a fan of King's novels, I did not feel the whole thing blossomed on screen. Depp was good but I'm not jumping up and down the sofa. The story was poorly executed and I kind of loose interest down the middle part of the film. The element of mystery is always good but in this case I would reconsider. I find the ending predictable, as it was a bit little similar to a movie called fight club without the fighting part of course. What I like about it on the other hand was Johnny Depp's humor and charisma on screen. It seems like the inspiration for his character in this one is a combination between Sweeney Todd and Jack Sparrow. Having King’s works be brought to life on screen should be handled by a true visionary …