99 – The Invisible Guest

Welcome to The Best Movies I’ve Never Seen! This is the part of the blog where I work my way through 100 films I’ve neve seen that are generally considered to be great. You’re invited to watch along with me if you can find a copy or find it streaming. So grab some popcorn and let’s get started!

The Invisible Guest

2016

Directed by Oriol Paulo

Quick synopsis… After waking next to his now-dead lover in a hotel room, a young businessman hires a prominent lawyer to figure out how he ended up a murder suspect.

  • Sorry to be a week late with this one.
  • But, hey, Alex Trebek was worth the delay.
  • Not to sound all American or anything, but it’s not often that I indulge in a foreign language film.
  • It’s not because I don’t think that movies made in languages other than English are without merit.
  • It’s for the same reason I tend to avoid silent movies, as I mentioned in my post about The Circus.
  • Silent pictures and foreign language films require the viewer to pay closer attention.
  • Because there is reading involved.
  • I do like to read.
  • But I tend to prefer watching movies and reading to be separate activities.
  • The Invisible Guest is in Spanish.
  • Spanish is a language I studied in school for many years.
  • However, I speak and understand very little.
  • If you don’t use it, you lose it.
  • Even if I could pick out the bits of language I still remember, these actors are speaking way too fast for me to understand any of the dialogue.
  • I’m there are literally billions of non-English speaking people who feel the same way about English dialogue in American films.
  • Anyway, I’ll do the best I can to keep up with what’s going on while doing this post.
  • Most likely, this post will suffer from a lack of coherent recap because I won’t want to look down at my computer to type the next bullet point.
  • Because as soon as I do that, I’m gonna miss about five subtitles.
  • If you read the synopsis, you know it’s about a man who is accused of murder.
  • Starting out, an attorney is visiting him in his home where he seems to be on house arrest awaiting trial.
  • This attorney is asking all kinds of questions, basically so she can understand his side of things from start to finish.
  • I’ve never understood why, if someone claims to be innocent of a crime, they would avoid answering every question posed of them, especially coming from someone whom they’ve hired to help them.
  • I’m starting to wish I was one of those guys that reacts to movies on a YouTube channel.
  • Because I have plenty to say as I’m watching, but really can’t pause to write them down as I’m saying them.
  • This guy, Mr. Doria, reminds me of Ben Affleck’s character in Gone Girl.
  • You know he’s clearly guilty of something because he’s completely unreliable in his recounting of what happened.
  • Okay… let’s skip ahead about an hour and a half…
  • Y’all… this movie is fantastic!
  • I’m glad I couldn’t do a play by play because it is so twisted it would’ve been impossible for me to keep up.
  • Even if it had all been in English.
  • The ending is supremely satisfying in every possible way.
  • Having now seen The Invisible Guest, it currently ranks at 283 out of 2,232 movies on my personal Flickchart list.

If you’re good with reading subtitles or you are fluent in Spanish, do yourself a favor and watch The Invisible Guest as soon as you can. It’s currently available on the Netflix. Seriously… outstanding. Once you’ve finished this one, come back next week for Paris, Texas.

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