Sunday, March 9, 2008

The Eye

This weekend mom and I decided to go see The Eye. This one's been out for a while and it looked like a movie that we would enjoy, but we just never got around to seeing it.

Sydney Wells (Jessica Alba) is an accomplished concert violinist who has been blind since a childhood tragedy. Sydney undergoes a double corneal transplant, and her sight is restored. But soon afterwards unexplainable shadowy and frightening images start to haunt her. Are they a product of her imagination, or something horrifyingly real? As Sydney's family and friends begin to doubt her sanity, she believes that the images are part of the life experiences of the deceased cornea donor, and she's convinced there is a message she is supposed to be receiving through all of this.

This film considers the ramifications of newfound sight more thoughtfully than you'd expect. Overall, The Eye is a tense, shudder-filled movie with suspensful scenes that make it passable, if not wet-your-pants scary.

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