Ready or Not turned out to be a pleasant surprise. Hoping to see the nth jump-scare horror movie, it turns out that this film starring Samara Weaving, Mark O'Brien, Andie McDowell, and Adam Brody is an entertaining sadistic comedy that tells us how a bride's wedding night ends for becoming something worse than a nightmare. Watch it now to see how it ends.
From the first moments of Ready or Not, we have something clear: Grace, played by an extraordinary Samara Weaving, is more than excited to marry Alex Le Domas (Mark O'Brien), the man of her dreams. Of course, not everything is simple. Alex is a member of a disgustingly rich and traditionalist family that, as expected, does not believe that Grace's interest in the youngest of her children is so selfless. But Grace is really in love and wants to prove to her future husband's family that her intentions and her love are genuine, without a sibylline plan or double intentions.
For his part, Alex seems to hide something related to his family. Something made him get away from them. Something he hasn't confessed to Grace. A secret that makes him feel uncomfortable and that is directly related to the wedding and the initial scene of the movie. It seems that he is not at all convinced that the wedding takes place under the terms of his ultra-conservative family. However, despite Alex's father's notorious rejection, Grace decides to go ahead with the ceremony. She wants to have a family. She wants to belong... But the price to pay may be too high.
Eccentric It is a word to describe this dysfunctional but opulent family of the groom, Le Domas. A family that has made their money thanks to board games. The directors of Ready Or Not, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, are in charge of showing us that something is not going well within this particular family. Alex's older brother, Daniel (Adam Brody) is a tormented drunkard. Her younger sister Emilie (Melanie Scrofano) is a drug addict who doesn't do anything right.
Aunt Helene (Nicky Guadagni) is enigmatic and disturbing. The patriarch, Tony (Henry Czerny) seems to be always in a bad mood and his wife, Becky (a great Andie McDowell) gives the impression of being the only rope within this particular nucleus, seasoned by a son-in-law and a daughter-in-law who does not clash with the rest of the members of Le Domas.
It is to this family that Grace joins as soon as she says yes to Alex. The bride looks full of happiness, especially since it seems that Becky is on her side and, despite knowing that her son's wife does not have the blazons to be considered a dignified Le Domas, she shows him warmth and kindness before, during and after the ceremony.
This is important to point out because everything seems to indicate that the house of Le Domas, where the wedding is held, will be the ideal setting for supernatural events or ghosts that lurk our protagonist since it is clear that her new family is hiding something. But right here is when Ready Or Not shows us that this movie is not going to be what we expected, and that is the best.
Because it turns out that the secret that Le Domas hides a tradition they perform when they have to receive a new family member. It consists of playing a board game. Thanks to a mysterious box, from the time of Tony's great-grandfather, the novel Le Domas - in this case, a seizure Grace - gets a card that tells him what game they all have to play at midnight. Obviously, Grace gets the worst option of all: Hide and Seek.
While it sounds fun, in Ready or Not a brutal hunt is unleashed. Grace has to survive until dawn so that the Domas - including serfdom - stop chasing her to kill her. That is when the film is transformed into a hilarious film of sadistic humor, with grotesque scenes and bloodthirsty gangs.
Our stunned girlfriend realizes that her new political family has more terrible secrets than she imagined. As if that weren't enough, she doesn't know who to trust, and she looks alone, running all over the mansion to try not to die from bullets, arrows, axes and other deadly instruments they use to try to end her life. Watch it now to find out how it all ends.