Irresistible (2006) – 7/10 psychological thriller movie review

Cast / crew
Director and Writer: Ann Turner
Producer: David Parker
Producer: Tatiana Kennedy
Susan Sarandon: Sophie
Sam Neill: Craig
Emily Blunt: Mara

Irresistible (2006)

Frazzled from a lack of sleep and a looming deadline, painter Sophie Hartley starts getting a niggling feeling that someone is entering her home and taking stuff. When she is introduced to her loving husband’s beautiful new coworker, Mara, she starts to become convinced that she has found the guilty party.


Okay, first up, I have no idea why it’s called Irresistible aside from it being a good punchy title to put underneath Emily Blunt’s cleavage on the poster. Well, on second thought, I guess that is a good enough reason but it doesn’t really reflect on the film which is, for the most part, a good psychological drama with a convincing performance from Susan Sarandon which holds up even when the original plot barges back in at the end. You see, we had already judged that Sarandon was largely paranoid and were more invested in whether or how she would escape this mental prison and how her husband would cope. So it comes as a bit of a surprise when the original thriller aspect of the movie kicks down the door and sets fire to everything.

This movie contains three sexual swear words, adult dialogue, unpleasant scenes, sexuality and Susan Sarandon’s old witch hands

Classified 15 by BBFC. Suitable only for persons of 15 years and over.


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