The Harvest (2013) Movie Review

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The Harvest (2013)

2013 | R | Horror, Thriller, Drama, Mystery
104 minutes / 1h 44min

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The Harvest Plot Synopsis:

The girl Maryann has just moved to the house of her Grandfather and Grandmother in the countryside after losing her parents. She is lonely and misses her former friends and decides to wander around the area. She finds the secluded boy Andy, who lives alone with his mother, the surgeon Dr. Katherine Young, and his father, the nurse Richard Young, in an isolated house. They immediately befriend each other and she enters in his room through the window to play video-game with him since Andy depends on a wheelchair to locomote. On the next day, Maryann visits her new friend again and Richard let her in to play with Andy. On the next day, Katherine does not allow Maryann to visit her son and she goes to the house of her grandparents to forbid Maryann to visit her son. However Maryann insists on visiting Andy when his parents are absent; out of the blue, they return and Maryann is trapped inside the house. She goes to the basement expecting to find a way out and stumbles with a dark secret. What has Maryann discovered about Andy's parents?

The Harvest (2013) Review

The Harvest (2013) is an American horror thriller movie that is 104 minutes long and was filmed in New York, USA. Director John McNaughton (Wild Things (1998), Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986), Mad Dog and Glory (1993)) outdid himself with this unique movie. The movies do not contain any bad language, sexual content, sexual language, or gore. It does contain frightening images, intense scenes, and thrills.

The Harvest is about a teenager, Maryann (Natasha Calis - The Possession (2012), Daydream Nation (2010), Donovan’s Echo (2011)) that lost her parents and has to move in with her grandparents. She soon gains the friendship of Andy (Charlie Tahan - I Am Legend (2007), Blue Jasmine (2013), Frankenweenie (2012), Charlie St. Cloud (2010)) who needs her friendship because he is lonely. Andy is a sickly child that needs to stay in his home because he is bedridden with a disease that makes his bones weak. His mother, Katherine (Samantha Morton - John Carter (2012), Control (2007), In America (2002), Minority Report (2002)) does not want Andy to have any friends or visitors and does the unmentionable when they are seen together too often - she is an experienced pediatric surgeon. Andy’s father Richard (Michael Shannon - Man of Steel (2013), Take Shelter (2011), The Iceman (2012), Boardwalk Empire (2010)) was a nurse. He quit his job so that he can take care of his son. He is also left tending to the unwanted visitors. Andy’s parents try many different experimental treatments on him in the hope that their son will not be bedridden anymore.

Maryann sneaks in through Andy’s bedroom window to see him, and that makes Andy a little bit more cheerful and energized. Katherine became infuriated that Andy and Maryann are friends and did some pretty disturbing things. Andy’s father is happy that Andy has a friend and loves that his son is happy. The movie is sad but overall it was really a hit or miss, either you love it or not. The storyline was great, and so was the sets. There was major plot holes, and they cannot be overlooked. The actors did not put their best foot forward when it comes to acting in this movie. There are so many things that could have been better but as I said the screenplay touched my heart.

  • The Harvest Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 5
  • Overall Score: 6.00
  • IMDB: 6.1
  • MetaCritic: 6.8
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 6.7

About The Harvest 2013

Title: The Harvest
Year: 2013
Runtime: 104 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3/5 stars from 6,063 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 6,063
MPAA Rating: R
The Harvest Cast Starring: Michael Shannon, Peter Fonda, Samantha Morton, Leslie Lyles, Charlie Tahan, Meadow Williams, Roger Brenner, Natasha Calis, Journey Smith, Nolan Lyons, Hayden Oliver, Amina Robinson, Maria Farrow, Ashley Ingram
The Harvest Writers: NA
The Harvest Director: John McNaughton
Production: IFC Films
Language: English
Country: USA