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RUN RABBIT RUN

"Powerful Theme, but Underwhelming"

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What You Need To Know:

RUN RABBIT RUN is a haunting psychological thriller about Sarah, a single mother who begins to notice increasingly strange behavior from her young daughter, Mai. Mai starts claiming that she is Alice, Sarah’s long-lost sister who vanished when she was the same age as Mai. As the chilling mystery unravels, Sarah is confronted by her disturbing past, leading her to question her sanity. Shocking secrets threaten to shatter Sarah’s world.

RUN RABBIT RUN delves into the powerful theme of grief and the haunting effects that one’s past can have on their present. While the movie possesses elements of an intriguing story, it falls

short of its potential due to a poorly executed script that prevents the movie from making a lasting impact on the audience. Nevertheless, it features standout performances by Sarah Snook and Lilly LaTorre as the mother and daughter, respectively. Also, an exceptional score of eerie string instruments and captivating scenery help the viewer to stay present while watching this underwhelming movie. MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution for some strong foul language and menacing violence in RUN RABBIT RUN.

Content:

(BB, PP, C, LL, VV, A, D, M)

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong moral, socially conservative worldview, with references to resurrection and tells a cautionary tale about how past lies can haunt you in the present

Foul Language:
About 10 obscenities (mostly “s” words and “f” words), and one exclamatory profanity

Violence:
A child party guest hits girl while playing, girl’s pet rabbit bites mother’s hand and causes it to bleed, mother slams car door and accidentally smashes daughter’s hand, mother purposely smashes her hand on the car door, mother suffers a mental breakdown and slices her daughter’s arm while cutting her hair, hallucinations include a girl drowning in a river, and falling off a cliff and being struck with a wrench, multiple images showing blood and bruises

Sex:
No sex

Nudity:
No nudity

Alcohol Use:
In multiple scenes mother drinks a glass of wine after dinner

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
Sarah smokes a cigarette after Mia’s birthday party, but no drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Main character lies about the disappearance of her sister and is miscellaneously violent toward another character.

More Detail:

RUN RABBIT RUN is a haunting psychological thriller on Netflix about a single mother named Sarah, who begins to notice increasingly strange behavior from her young daughter, Mai, who starts claiming that she is Alice, Sarah’s long-lost sister who vanished when she was the same age as Mai. RUN RABBIT RUN explores the result of buried trauma and the long-term effects of guilt but falls short with its execution and contains some strong foul language and menacing violence.

At the beginning of the movie, Sarah, a single mother still grieving the recent loss of her father, prepares to celebrate her daughter Mia’s seventh birthday. The weight of her grief is apparent, but she tries to make the day memorable for Mia.

Mia, like any ordinary child, is excited about her birthday and the promise of a fun day ahead. However, their plans unexpectedly turn when a mysterious rabbit materializes on their doorstep. Intrigued and delighted, Mia instantly forms a bond with the rabbit and starts wearing a homemade mask resembling her new furry friend. Sarah finds this newfound fascination with the rabbit and mask strange but tries to be understanding.

As the days pass, Sarah becomes increasingly concerned when Mia starts referring to herself as “Alice,” Sarah’s long-lost sister who vanished at the same age as Mia. This revelation troubles Sarah deeply, as she thought Mia was too young to know about her missing sister. Mia’s claim becomes more disturbing when she insists on visiting her estranged grandmother, someone Mia has never met.

Unable to ignore Mia’s persistent requests and wanting to uncover the truth behind her daughter’s unusual behavior, Sarah reluctantly takes Mia to visit her estranged mother (Mia’s grandmother), who’s been living with dementia. During their visit, Sarah’s mother refers to Mia as “Alice,” causing Mia to react strongly. As a result of this incident, Sarah takes Mia to Sarah’s childhood home and tells her about her sister Alice.

As Sarah arrives at the house, she is confronted by hallucinations of her troubling past, and her once-hidden secrets now come to light.

In RUN RABBIT RUN, the movie presents some intriguing concepts, but the unclear storylines hinder its ability to find a solid foundation. The movie tries to explore the lasting impact of unresolved trauma and the destructive nature of lies in relationships but falls short due to a lack of depth, resulting in underwhelming outcomes. However, Sarah Snook’s outstanding performance as the mother is captivating, drawing viewers in with her incredible portrayal and ability to hit every beat flawlessly. Snook’s talent shines through despite the movie’s shortcomings, making it hard to look away from her compelling performance.

Viewers should be aware that some scenes in RUN RABBIT RUN contain violence involving children and delve into dark storylines. As a result, sensitive adults and older teenagers should exercise strong caution when deciding to watch this movie, as it may be distressing or triggering for some audiences.

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