Barely a year after the premiere of the first installment of Pirates of the Caribbean, Johnny Depp surprised with a leading role in a movie psychological suspense which has an ending as shocking as it is unexpected. Is about The secret Window and then we’ll tell you why you should watch it if you haven’t already.
The image and concept of the window seems to be recurrent in thriller films and suspense psychological. For samples, just remember to rear windowthe classic of Alfred HitchcockY The woman at the windowthe recent play starring Amy Adams.
In the case of The secret Windowthe 2004 film directed by David Kopp (screenwriter of jurassic-park and Mission Impossible, among other successful films), the concept refers to a literary work that occupies a central place in the story. The protagonist of this film is Mort (Johnny Depp), a writer who suffers from a creative block and who goes through a painful separation after discovering that his wife was unfaithful to him.
For all this, the character decides to move to a cabin in the middle of a forest, next to a lake, and it is then that he begins to be stalked by John Shooter (John Turturro), an enigmatic man who accuses Mort of having plagiarized one of his works.
From that moment, the plot begins to travel a path of doubts and mysteries that, without going into the field of spoilers, leads to an ending as hard as it is surprising and unexpected.
The secret window: the reasons why this movie is worth watching
First of all, it must be said that this film is one of the many film adaptations that has been made of the literary work of Stephen King. In this case, it is the adaptation of the story Secret window, secret gardenwhich is available in the book four after midnight.
On the other hand, Koepp and the entire artistic and professional team of the film shine by creating an atmosphere typical of films of this genre. In this sense, from the natural settings to the sounds and staging of the scenes, they help create the tension of psychological suspense.
To conclude, the actions deserve a separate paragraph, and not only those of Johnny Depp Y John Turturro. Maria Bello shines in the role of Mort’s ex-wife and Timothy Hutton he does the same in the role of her current lover and boyfriend.
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Johnny Depp’s psychological thriller with an unexpected ending