Psychological thriller “Run” was released in November 2020 Director: Anish Chaganti. Starring: Sarah Paulson, Keira Allen, Onalee Ames.
Diana Sherman gives birth to a premature daughter. Doctors understand that even if they can leave the child, he will live with a number of pathologies. But the young mother does not care — if only her beloved child could be resuscitated.
By the time she was sixteen, Chloe had developed an impressive array of illnesses. Asthma, diabetes, arrhythmia, paralysis — these are just some of the diagnoses of the girl. She does not give up, does not allow herself to be pitied, prefers to serve herself and dreams of entering a prestigious college. Taking a mountain of medication every day, she once begins to suspect that her mother is feeding her something wrong. From that moment on, Diana’s attitude towards Chloe changes dramatically for the worse.
Director Anish Chaganty has enriched the collection of world thrillers with the innovative screenlife “Search”, where a father investigates the disappearance of his daughter exclusively online. In “Run”, a disproportionately greater number of locations are used, and in the episode with the home Internet cut off, the author’s self-irony is clearly read: “No, precious viewers — not this time!»
At the same time, the closeness of the tape “Run” can not be denied. In addition to the mother and daughter, other characters are needed here, by and large, only for furniture. At the same time, the tense confrontation between Diana and Chloe is marked by the fact that they do not have so many scenes together in the film. Each of them acts on its own most of the time, which by no means cancels their painful dependence on each other.
“Run” is probably the most honest and merciless artistic statement on the topic of hybrid relationships, despite the fact that the problem of symbiotic relationships, one way or another, is raised in almost every second Hollywood movie. In Pavel Sanaev’s autobiographical novel “Bury Me Behind the Baseboard” (and in the movie is based on this book by Sergei Snezhkin), the idea that obsessive overprotection cripples not only spiritually, but also physically is clearly traced. However, even here, the behavior of a domineering grandmother is justified by her selfless care for her grandson. Diana from “Run” is completely deprived of the opportunity to get this indulgence.
The locality of the action in the movie does not prevent Anish Chaganti from sarcastically exposing all the major “conquests” of modern civilization. The information society has made people so helpless that without the Internet at hand, the process of finding out the simplest details is a multi-step puzzle with an unobvious result. Psychological training for parents of disabled people turns into a sophisticated form of terror, and people with disabilities themselves become a burden to others only because they can not afford to express their true attitude, so as not to become outcasts in the face of others. Finally, the habit of seeing everyone as a source of potential sexual aggression is used by manipulators as a powerful tool for blackmail.
The result is deplorable: the closest people are forced to exist locked away from this hostile world, eating each other indefinitely