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September 17, 2014

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The Guest | Adam Wingard

September 17, 2014

In the opening of The Guest, a stranger pays a visit to a grieving family. “David” (Dan Stevens) arrives on the Petersons’ doorstep claiming to be a friend of their son Caleb, a soldier recently killed in action. Hesitantly at first but then more enthusiastically, they allow David into their home while he proceeds to clandestinely, often violently, “help out around the house.” He takes care of a school bully problem for young Luke (Brendan Mayer), cold-bloodedly arranges…

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