I guess that I personally don't get how someone could get justifiably angry with people moving to their country and buying homes and property that they themselves can't afford. I mean I get why they'd be angry, but it's not someone else's fault that you can't afford something and they can.
I suppose the fact that this movie came out right before the big referendum for Scottish Independence might explain its plot devices away, but if that is the case, then it makes it even worse in a way.
Even though the previous owner had plenty of family, the bank took possession of the house when he died, because apparently none of them could afford it. So of course here come two rich, idiot Londoners (and I say idiot, because they act like idiots) to grab it right out from under the family who it has belonged to for generations... which probably doesn't make them very happy.
|YEAH, THEY'RE PROBABLY NOT GOING TO BE HAPPY AT ALL.|
Home invasion and racism between white people ensues.
|WHY DO THEY ALWAYS WALK ON THE ROAD WHEN TRYING TO ESCAPE? STICK TO THE TREES, THEY PROVIDE COVER!|
Scotland is also a gorgeous country, and this movie captures a lot of its scenery beautifully.
|I'D GLADLY LIVE THERE.|
The husband in this movie not only makes light of the previous owner's death in front of the real estate agent (who has been looking at them like they're evil interlopers the whole time to begin with), but then throughout the rest of the movie, he's nothing but a dick to his wife, calling her stupid, telling her she's an idiot.... and she just takes it.
And what's with having front doors that only open and lock with keys? It's 2015, Europe, ever hear of deadbolts?
|NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO TAKE A BREATHER!|
So basically, the "bad guys" terrorize and brutalize the couple, and end up driving them back to London and leaving them there bound and gagged as if to say "don't come back." Alright, but then they all move into the couple's house, where it's revealed that it belonged to their family, and so they've "reclaimed" it for themselves... and that's really supposed to be it?
Wouldn't they assume that the Cops would show up and arrest them all, seeing as how they're illegally occupying a house that someone else paid for, not to mention attacked them in order to force them out?
And if the couple killed one of the attackers, why were they driven back to London instead of being killed in the first place?
Some parts of this movie just felt like they were not thought through at all.
|"OH, YOU MUST BE THE ASSHOLES FROM LONDON!"|
|LOOKS LIKE THE STUPID IDIOT WAS RIGHT AFTER ALL, HUH?|
If you're really dying to see this movie, you could order it through Amazon UK, and have it imported. For most people though, it''s probably best to wait until it hits a VOD platform near you, and avoid the hassle.
Pollyanna McIntosh is pretty in a very unconventional way.