Film Review: The Nest

Sean Durkin’s long-awaited follow-up to 2011’s Martha Marcy May Marlene begins with a static shot of an unassuming suburban car port circa 1980-something and an ominous score. The family who dwells inside the house are indeed about to have their lives turned upside-down, but it’s not because of a ghost, demonic possession or a violent home invasion. The monster that terrorizes the family in The Nest is capitalism, and it’s a most insidious foe because it is pervasive, amorphous, and so, very real.

Jude Law (The Talented Mr. Ripley) stars as Rory, a British business man in the nebulous field of “finance”, who feels he has spent enough time wallowing in American mediocrity so that his horse-loving wife, Allison (Carrie Coon, TVs Fargo, The Leftovers) can be close to her family. He longs to return to the lucrative and fast-paced office life he enjoyed in London before he became Husband of the Year. He’s had enough of bringing Allison coffee every morning and getting the kids off to school so she can go to work at the local stables. When we first meet Rory, he’s schmoozing it up on the phone with an old colleague, and definitely trying too hard. If you wonder how well Rory’s schtick goes over in the London office, you’ll find out soon enough that most people see through his shit immediately. They keep him around because he seems “a nice enough chap” or perhaps because it’s because he looks like Jude Law. Regardless, Rory manages to carve a space for himself in his old office, and has already planned out everything before saying word one to Allison…

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24 Stars You Had No Idea Were Roommates

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Whether we had the time of our lives or the experience was the stuff of nightmares, we never forget the people we’ve called our roommates. The same is true for celebrities, who, believe it or not, were once regular people with a financial need to share living expenses.

Most of the pairings or trios on this list were living together when they were just starting out in showbiz. A few of them were already famous but there were special circumstances that led to them sharing a residence. In some cases, living together allowed them to support each other in their fledgling career, and cemented a lifelong bond between them. In other cases, it ended their friendships and marked the start of a bitter rivalry.

Which famous actors always left dirty dishes in the sink? Which star stole a script and subsequently an Oscar-winning job from their so-called best friend? What celebrity paid rent but almost never slept in the apartment? Who was the famous avant-garde director who kicked out his roommate for being too weird? Which teen heartthrobs would compete to see who could go the longest without showering?

Find out all this and more on our list of 24 celebrities you had no idea were roommates!

Read the list at Screenrant!

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