Frightfest 2019: ‘Mary’ Review

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Stars: Gary Oldman, Emily Mortimer, Stefanie Scott, Chloe Perrin, Jennifer Esposito, Owen Teague, Manuel Garcia-Ruffalo | Written by Anthony Jaswinski | Directed by Michael Goi

Directed by Michael Goi, this aquatic chiller is a scary boat movie about a spooky yacht named Mary. As such, it has a decent cast and an intriguing set-up. However, Mary the movie starts taking on water even before Mary the scary boat does, and the whole thing eventually sinks under the weight of its accumulated clichés.

The story is told mostly in flashback, as distressed mother Sarah (Emily Mortimer) recounts her tale of woe to sceptical police detective Lydia (Jennifer Esposito), after being found floating in the ocean. It had all started so well: Sarah’s husband David (Gary Oldman) had bought an old boat (albeit one with a somewhat chequered history) and they had set sail for the Bahamas, accompanied by their two daughters, Lyndsey
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