Koepp, who wrote the screenplay for the film, realizes that the key to the story is Depp's performance wisely allows his primary actor to let loose. Interesting performances Bello is pretty good as the wive too and some dry humor does not change that. This is one of the few movies that you will either love or hate. There's the bad guy, who has somehow managed to enter the locked home and avoid being detected. Meanwhile the co-stars all deliver fine, convincing performances and although the grand finale is a bit of a let-down, and terribly predictable, the movie's style is interesting.
Alone and bitter in his cabin, he continues to work on his writing when a stranger named John Shooter shows up on his doorstep, claiming Rainey stole his story. Alone and bitter in his cabin, he continues to work on his writing when a stranger named John Shooter shows up on his doorstep, claiming Rainey stole his story. Johnny Depp who was fantastic here. He keeps putting off signing the divorce papers although he and his wife have worked out the property settlement. It seems that Shooter has Mort over a barrel, but perhaps Mort has his own ideas on how to resolve all the problems that plague him lately. He apparently abandons his social life, never gets a haircut, and wears quite silly-looking glasses. Mort Rainey Depp , a writer just coming off of a troublesome divorce with his ex-wife, Amy Bello , finds himself stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger Turturro who claims Mort stole his best story idea changing just the ending.
Mort Rainey is a successful writer going through a rather unfriendly divorce from his wife of ten years, Amy. He hears a noise from somewhere behind him, spins around, and suddenly realizes it was just his imagination. A lot of people didn't enjoy this movie, because the ending is cliched and predictable, but I loved the rest of it because of it's true subject matter. We will show you how to watch and download movies on Ganool. But Turturro and Depp hold up strong. Some of it is shown but certainly not all.
He has a sarcastic personality and presumably does not get along very well with the local residents, who generally keep to themselves anyway. The suspense builds superbly on this one with a score that really adds to the mood. Dutton to find the mysterious man, who always seems to appear out of nowhere when Mort is alone. Quite the opposite, it is a very deep psychological thriller which will leave you with a lot to think about. His wife has left him for another man a subplot staged with perfect awkward bitterness , he has no friends and is living alone in a cabin in the woods.
The people that have slammed this movie must not have understood a lot of the symbolism. Seriously, some of it is obvious but a lot of it would require you listen to the Director's commentary to catch. Early in the movie, Mort walks around his house on a typical day when he's working on his latest novel. The writing for this film is incredibly clever and complicated, I myself had to watch the film 2 or 3 times before I could fully comprehend all of the twists and turns that are interwoven throughout. Mort's dog dies, people begin to die, and his divorce proceedings with Amy continue to get uglier.
A truly moving performance by Johnny Depp, who plays the role of Mort outstandingly, so that you can really connect with Mort, and empathize with how he is feeling. So the only thing that can possibly be keeping him going is his previous work. Yes, you read it right! I will not reveal it, but most people will come up with an idea and find out they are right. Mort says he can prove the story belongs to him and not Shooter, but while Mort digs around for the magazine which published the story in question years ago, things begin to happen around Shooter. Mort Rainey is a successful writer going through a rather unfriendly divorce from his wife of ten years, Amy. Secret Window 2004 Secret Window: Famed mystery writer, Mort Rainey Depp is confronted by a mysterious stranger outside his house.
The only thing he has left is the hope of his latest novel. And that naturally takes all his effort and gives him nothing but stress and doubt in return. Rainey turns to for insight and protection from this guy. The guy he plagiarized years ago? Some are inventive, while others are merely fun to watch because we can guess where Koepp got his inspiration. Secret Window : Mort Rainey, a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife, is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. And that makes it a great film, not a good film, a great film.
Director David Koepp has written some nice screenplays 'Carlito's Way', 'Panic Room' and I liked his 'Stir of Echoes'. He must have a source of inside information. I would probably give this one a nine if not for the ending that seems somewhat borrowed and definitely blue. Watch this film with an open mind, taking to heart each character's motivations. Materialistic Ted is so obvious that you feel Rainey's soon to be ex is not only not very loyal, but not very bright. Then finally sits down at the typewriter and writes a single paragraph.
Mort's dog dies, people begin to die, and his divorce proceedings with Amy continue to get uglier. Rainy is unaware of this fact and he can prove it; a magazine printed his short story a couple of years before the man, who is named John Shooter John Turturro , claims he has written his version. If you are new on Ganool, then this guide will certainly help. Alone and bitter in his cabin, he continues to work on his writing when a stranger named John Shooter shows up on his doorstep, claiming Rainey stole his story. It's obvious Stephen King knows exactly what's going on in Mort Rainey's mind, and Koepp, a successful and busy screenwriter, probably connected with the material for the same reason. No matter what he does, he succeeds in making a film entertaining even when it should not be.