The Visit [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [Blu-ray/DVD] [2 Discs] [2015]

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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
88% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (372 out of 424)

Special Features


  • Alternate ending
  • Becca's photos
  • Deleted scenes
  • The making of The Visit

Synopsis


The Visit
The Visit is a comedic horror film from director M. Night Shyamalan that follows a pair of children whose lives are changed drastically when their mother (Kathryn Hahn) takes them to visit their grandparents. After seeing their grandparents engaged in activities that they had been kept as a secret to the entire family previously, they are endangered and rendered potentially unable to ever return to their previous existence. The movie co-stars Peter McRobbie and Deanna Dunagan, with music from Hans Zimmer. ~ Tom Ciampoli, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Kathryn Hahn
    Kathryn Hahn - Mom
  • Deanna Dunagan
    Deanna Dunagan - Nana
  • Peter McRobbie
    Peter McRobbie - Pop Pop
  • Ed Oxenbould
    Ed Oxenbould - Tyler
  • Olivia DeJonge
    Olivia DeJonge - Becca



Customer rating

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88%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The Return to Form of M. Night Shyamalan

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    In THE VISIT, Becca (Olivia DeJonge) and her younger brother, Tyler (Ed Oxenbould) set out on a week-long trip to spend and visit with their mother’s parents. Their mom (Kathryn Hahn) left home as a teenager after horrible fight and has never spoken to them since then. Through the miracle of the Internet, her parents have located their long-estranged daughter and have begged to spend a week with their grandchildren while they still can. Becca and Tyler’s father abandoned his wife and children and moved out to California with a younger woman and Becca’s mom has really been stressing out lately. She and Tyler convince their Mom it will be a great idea. Also, while the kids are gone, they are sending Mom on a cruise with her boyfriend for some needed rest and relaxation (none of them have been away from each other since dad left). In the meantime, Becca is a budding filmmaker and decides to make a documentary of the whole experience, in the hopes that it can bring some much needed catharsis and closure to her mother. So, the kids board a train and set out to meet Pop Pop (Grandpa played by Peter McRobbie) and Nana (Grandma played by Deanna Dunagan). The couple live away from town in the country, foreshadowing the sense of eeriness and foreboding that will occur. At first things are fine. Nana loves to bake, Pop Pop is funny, and both grandparents are so pleased to see their grandchildren. However, that night after bed time, things start to get spooky. When morning comes, it’s as though nothing happens. But the kids know something just isn’t quite right and the strange things that happened on the first night of their visit quickly escalate. I really enjoyed THE VISIT. I found it an entertaining romp of good fun. There were parts that I found really, really funny. There were other parts that scared me. There was even one scene in the movie that completely grossed me out. I enjoyed the variety in tone of the movie, but I know some people won’t. The movie has some great acting. There’s a major twist in the movie, but neither me or none of the people I was with figured it out. Also, Kathryn Hahn plays the mom and I really like her as an actress. The film is being marketed as a “found footage” movie, but it’s really not that. Instead, it’s actually a faux documentary (not a mockumentary). Found footage movies are just that: they are supposed to be pieces of film footage that were “found” after some horrifying event. Mockumentaries are faux documentaries that mock the documentary format (thing anything by Christopher Guest). THE VISIT isn’t either one of those. It’s a fictional movie, but one that if filmed and edited together as a real documentary. Although the subject matter is different, THE VISIT most reminded me of a small little movie I saw several years ago entitled AMERICAN ZOMBIE. I liked that movie and I liked THE VISIT. With that said, one really can’t talk about THE VISIT without talking about the director, M. Night Shyamalan. Fifteen years ago, Shyamalan was one of the biggest director/writer/producers in Hollywood. Things started going downhill in his career with THE VILLAGE and until now have just gotten worse. I actually liked THE VILLAGE, but didn’t think it was as strong as other Shyamalan movies. I also love LADY IN THE WATER. However, I hated THE HAPPENING and have yet to see THE LAST AIRBENDER or AFTER EARTH, although I’ve heard they are both awful. Although the past few years have been rough for Shyamalan, THE VISIT is a movie that shows he still has it. I believe years from now it will be the film that is pointed to as the turn around for his career. Hopefully, he will be able to build upon the success of this feature and continue making the great movies he used to make.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good M. Night film

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    In THE VISIT, Becca (Olivia DeJonge) and her younger brother, Tyler (Ed Oxenbould) set out on a week-long trip to spend and visit with their mother’s parents. Their mom (Kathryn Hahn) left home as a teenager after horrible fight and has never spoken to them since then. Through the miracle of the Internet, her parents have located their long-estranged daughter and have begged to spend a week with their grandchildren while they still can. Becca and Tyler’s father abandoned his wife and children and moved out to California with a younger woman and Becca’s mom has really been stressing out lately. She and Tyler convince their Mom it will be a great idea. Also, while the kids are gone, they are sending Mom on a cruise with her boyfriend for some needed rest and relaxation (none of them have been away from each other since dad left). In the meantime, Becca is a budding filmmaker and decides to make a documentary of the whole experience, in the hopes that it can bring some much needed catharsis and closure to her mother. So, the kids board a train and set out to meet Pop Pop (Grandpa played by Peter McRobbie) and Nana (Grandma played by Deanna Dunagan). The couple live away from town in the country, foreshadowing the sense of eeriness and foreboding that will occur. At first things are fine. Nana loves to bake, Pop Pop is funny, and both grandparents are so pleased to see their grandchildren. However, that night after bed time, things start to get spooky. When morning comes, it’s as though nothing happens. But the kids know something just isn’t quite right and the strange things that happened on the first night of their visit quickly escalate. I really enjoyed THE VISIT. I found it an entertaining romp of good fun. There were parts that I found really, really funny. There were other parts that scared me. There was even one scene in the movie that completely grossed me out. I enjoyed the variety in tone of the movie, but I know some people won’t. The movie has some great acting. There’s a major twist in the movie, but neither me or none of the people I was with figured it out. Also, Kathryn Hahn plays the mom and I really like her as an actress. The film is being marketed as a “found footage” movie, but it’s really not that. Instead, it’s actually a faux documentary (not a mockumentary). Found footage movies are just that: they are supposed to be pieces of film footage that were “found” after some horrifying event. Mockumentaries are faux documentaries that mock the documentary format (thing anything by Christopher Guest). THE VISIT isn’t either one of those. It’s a fictional movie, but one that if filmed and edited together as a real documentary. Although the subject matter is different, THE VISIT most reminded me of a small little movie I saw several years ago entitled AMERICAN ZOMBIE. I liked that movie and I liked THE VISIT. With that said, one really can’t talk about THE VISIT without talking about the director, M. Night Shyamalan. Fifteen years ago, Shyamalan was one of the biggest director/writer/producers in Hollywood. Things started going downhill in his career with THE VILLAGE and until now have just gotten worse. I actually liked THE VILLAGE, but didn’t think it was as strong as other Shyamalan movies. I also love LADY IN THE WATER. However, I hated THE HAPPENING and have yet to see THE LAST AIRBENDER or AFTER EARTH, although I’ve heard they are both awful. Although the past few years have been rough for Shyamalan, THE VISIT is a movie that shows he still has it. I believe years from now it will be the film that is pointed to as the turn around for his career. Hopefully, he will be able to build upon the success of this feature and continue making the great movies he used to make.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another example of what Found Footage can be...

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    ... When done right. Forget that you've been bummed out by M. Night's work since ____. Whenever you jumped ship, you had your reasons. You sat there, waiting for the twist, guessing until you got it right and then shaking her head. You forgot what really made an M. Night film great, it wasn't the twist itself, but the level of detail hidden in the misinterpreted simplicity. He does it here. But he puts so many other filmmakers to shame by making a found footage film where the 'found footage' has every right to exist exactly as we are experiencing it. It's not the only good found footage film, but it is one of the best in terms of the quality of filmmaking.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A Gem In Modern Horror Film

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    You might ask if its a gem then why did I rate it 3 stars? Well I don't really think it matches with with The Conjuring or It Follows but I went in with low expectations and came out liking it. Now I was gonna give it 4 stars but after rewatching it I felt like I gave it a higher rating because I was expecting it to but really bad. As far as blu rays go its pretty standard. Good picture and Audio quality and a few extras to browse if you really liked the film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    M. Knight creepy with a major twist.

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    M. Knight is known as a director that can exhibit great suspense and creepy feelings in the way he takes you through his film journeys. You're always kept in a unrelenting blind suspention. What seems innocent escalates into an out of control series of chilling events. I don't want to spoil the mystery with details of the movie. That would ruin the fun , and the surprises. This turned out to be another great movie as only this director could unfold .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An Original Take On a Dead Genre

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    Today's horror and suspense films are riddled with ghost scares and other supernatural entities to interest moviegoers. Needless to say, the industry is saturated with them. If you look beyond the shadows of the latest ghost movie, you might just be lucky enough to find a gem like this. It was extremely fun and original. They managed to gather up just enough of what 80's slashers were all about and mix it with some dark humor and a A+ cast.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    You won't want pics of this vacation!

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    Went to see this in theaters despite the mediocre reviews and I'm glad I did! The Visit was alot of fun with some genuinely creepy moments throughout. The children were intelligent and personable, and of course, the folks playing their grandparents were just great. I picked up the bluray when it became available; the picture looks great. Well worth watching, in my opinion!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent Shyamalan Effort

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    I've been a Shyamalan fan for years but missed this one when it hit theaters. I found it to be an effective little thriller. It creates a growing sense of peril which builds to one of Shyamalan's signature twist endings. I know there's been quite a Shyamalan backlash for some time now, but with this creepily little film, I'd say he's regained at least some of his mojo.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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