Blu-ray Review: INCONCEIVABLE

INCONCEIVABLE was directed by Jonathan Baker and stars Gina Gershon, Faye Dunaway, Nicolas Cage, Nicky Whelan and Natalie Eva Marie.

A mysterious young woman, Katie (Nicky Whelan), and her daughter move to a new town to escape her past and quickly befriends Angela Morgan (Gina Gershon), a mother of one who longs for a bigger family. As their lives become intricately entwined, Angela and her husband, Brian, (Nicolas Cage), invite Katie to live in their guest-house to serve as their nanny. Over time, the blossoming friendship between the two women spirals into a dangerous obsession as Katie becomes overly attached to the Morgans’ daughter. Enduring lies and manipulations, Angela and Brian realize that sweet Katie is actually trying to destroy their family from within.

Inconveivable centers around Angela and Brian who befriends Katie and welcomes her into their home. The story deals with a couple of sensitive subjects that include Angela’s pregnancy complications as well as her troubled past with addiction and Brian has been right there by her side through all of this. Things are really great in the beginning so the couple ends up trusting Katie so much that they not only invite her to move in to their guest house and hire her to be their nanny but she also becomes the surrogate mother for Angela and Brian. You know the saying “it’s too good to be true” because Katie is just that and unfortunately Angela and Brian end up learning this first hand.

As the movie plays out, things begin to get extremely uncomfortable between the two women because Angela becomes suspicious of Katie (and for good reason) that she ends up digging up some dirt about her shady past where the young woman has left a trail of dead bodies behind her. Katie is a manipulative and pschologically unbalanced woman with some deeply disturbing motherly issues and Angela learns first hand how dangerous her new frenemy actually is. Angela briefly loses Brian’s trust while Katie tries to weave her way more into the picture as she continues to push Angela out of it but Angela ends up coming up with a game plan of her own and is able to counter the Katie and her manipulative ways.

The packaging comes with a slipcover/o-card. The front features the artwork you see at the top of the page and the back includes movie details, an image and list of special features. The Blu-ray disc also features some matching artwork. Inserting the disc, the menu screen was simple and easy to navigate. The picture and sound quality for this high-definition release were crisp and clear. I didn’t have any issues with the video and audio. I also noticed that Brandon Cox was the cinematographer for the movie and he’s one of the best in the business.

Bottom line is, Inconceivable ended up being an intense psycho-thriller that fits in with other recent movies like Unforgettable and The Girl on the Train as well as classics like The Cradle Will Rock and Single White Female. All of these movies are different from one another but they all feature strong female leads and thought-provoking stories. The movie features an emotionally charged story that so many couples out there will be able to relate to. Jonathan Baker did a good job directing the movie and his work is complimented by the small cast that did an amazing job. Nicolas Cage takes a back seat in more of a supporting role while Gina Gershon and Nicky Whelan put on one heck of a show with their two characters. I love Gina Gerson to the moon and back! They start out as friends but end up bitter enemies by the end. It was also great to see the legendary Faye Dunaway in the movie. All in all I really enjoyed the movie plus it comes with a pretty cool twist at the end. Inconceivable releases on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) on August 29th and is worth checking out.

Distributor: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Run Time: 106 Minutes

Rated: R

Blu-ray Video: 1080p High-Definition 16×9 Widescreen (2.40:1)

Blu-ray Audio: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Subtitles: English SDH and Spanish

Special Features: There’s over an hour of extras that includes some audio commentary, a behind-the-scenes featurette, deleted scene, interviews and a digital copy of the movie.

  • Commentary with Filmmaker Jonathan Baker
  • “Behind the Scenes of Inconceivable” Featurette (11:41)
  • Deleted Scene (00:37)
  • Cast/Crew Interviews (52:38)
  • Digital HD Copy

 

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