For every child, mother and father plays an important role in making them a better person. However, it is the mother who means entire world to a kid in terms of upbringing and value creation, optimizing the education and teaching the purpose to live life to the fullest. However, what if the mother becomes the devil in disguise ?
Run, premiered on Hulu and now available on Netflix, tells the story of Chloe (Kiera Allen) who is a disabled 17 year old kid to a single mother, Diane (Sarah Paulson). Diana has taken control of Chloe’s life right from the choice of food, education and even her access to social life. The plot thickens when Chloe finds her medical report and the reason why she was being provided multiple pills. Unfortunately for Chloe, Diana comes to know about Chloe’s finding and from here on, the battle between between mother and daughter takes a ugly turn.
Directed by Indian director Aneesh Chaganty, who previously helmed the brilliant thriller, Searching, his new attempt at the thriller genre is applauding. While the plot is harsh and brutal, it is an engaging with enduring screenplay written by Chaganty and Sev Ohanian which infuses enough tension to make it an enjoyable affair. At the behest of Diana’s backstory, you sometimes empathize with her but her cunning plan to weaponize her fears and insecurities makes you hate her as well. The only blockage which I noted was climax which could have been more powerful but still a decent to quench your thirst for a nice-thriller ending.
Run belongs to Sarah Paulson and Kiera Allen as both actresses pulled off a challenging role with ease. The chemistry between Sarah Paulson and Kiera Allen was nut-cracking as they carried the film on their shoulders.
Overall, if you are looking for an engaging, suspense and tense-filling thriller, Run should be a good thriller. Enjoyable 3/5