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Half Light
Half Light
Actor: Demi Moore
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
R     2006     1hr 50min

Demi Moore stars as Rachael Carson, a successful mystery writer whose life is shattered following the accidental drowning of her 5-year-old son. Knowing she desperately needs solitude and rest, her best friend rents Rachel...  more »

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Actor: Demi Moore
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: First Look Pictures
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 01/17/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2005
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 50min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 2
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Elizabeth B. (bethieof96) from NINETY SIX, SC
Reviewed on 2/19/2015...
This is a good movie with Demi Moore playing a very good part. Not really scary but just tense enough to make it interesting.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Callie K. (ballofglitter) from GRAND ISLAND, NE
Reviewed on 8/20/2014...
I love this movie! I used to love it so much that back when it first came out I literally watched it everyday. it's a bit slow but trust me it's well worth it, it still keeps you watching because something funny is going on and the ending it so good it makes up for the rest of the film.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Kenneth H. from NORTH PORT, FL
Reviewed on 3/17/2011...
I really enjoyed this movie. It was a well written and well acted movie which is rare to find these days. Demi did a bang out job as I expected her to do. I highly recommend this dvd for those looking for a mystery to keep your glued to the movie. 5/5 from me. :)
3 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Peter Q. (Petequig)
Reviewed on 2/27/2011...
Great mystery. The scenery steals the show !
2 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Demi Moore's best performance
Joan Crawford | Lansing, MI USA | 01/21/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As a fan of Demi Moore, I was very interested in seeing this film. Moore hasn't made many movies since the '90s. After "GI Jane" and "Striptease," she retired from her career for a few years to raise her children. She only appeared in two films, the weak independent film "Passion of Mind" and "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle." From 1997-2005 is a long time to wait for a new Demi Moore starring vehicle, which is why I was so anxious to see "Half Light."

It is disappointing that there was no promotion whatsoever in the U.S. for this film. After seeing the film on DVD, I'm also incredibly disappointed it wasn't given a chance in theaters. Demi Moore needs a comeback. She is only 43, still in her prime, and constantly in the limelight due to her high-profile marriage to Ashton Kutcher. Obviously, she is still very famous, so why couldn't a Demi Moore film such as "Half Light" fare incredibly well in theaters? Take Julianne Moore, who is Demi Moore's age, in "The Forgotten," for example. That was a much weaker film than "Half Light," but it performed reasonably well at the box office.

I just don't think the executives in charge were willing to give Demi a chance, and that is a shame for a number of reasons. "Half Light" is an excellent thriller--full of suspense, beautiful scenery, score, and a luminous, emotionally-charged performance by Demi. It's probably her best performance. I admit I am a fan of the actress, so perhaps I am slightly biased, but I admit not all of her work was good. I still think Hester Prynne in "The Scarlet Letter" was her best role, "Indecent Proposal" was her best film, and now I know her very best performance was in "Half Light." You could compare her performance in this film to any other major actress working today and be pleasantly surprised by her talent (and ageless beauty)!

The story itself is wondrous, mysterious, creepy, and romantic. It has it all. There is a love story, an emotional drama, as well as a thriller all mixed into the plot. When a famous authoress loses her child in a drowning accident, she moves to a cabin on the coast of the ocean to get away and try to write. However, there are a lot of thrills and mysteries along the way. That is all I want to give away concerning the excellent plot. Keep in mind it is a story with a lot of subtlety and suspense instead of gore, like "The Others."

The best aspect of the film, and I think anyone would agree, is the love story. The screenplay and score are so good that you may have the music and dialogue in your head long after the film ends. The film belongs to Demi Moore most of all, though. Hopefully, she will someday receive credit as an actress.

Very Different!
Shirley Priscilla Johnson | USA | 01/26/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I believe Demi Moore is an outstanding actor and she didn't disappoint in this movie in her performance. She plays an author in this movie who has to endure the death of her son. At first I thought her son was murdered but it turns out that was not the case and we find Demi hidding herself at a secluded ocean front home desperately tring to regain some reason for living. It is during this time she sees visions of her son, finds messages from him and falls in love with the keeper of the lighthouse, who truly is not who you think he is.
For a little while you may feel this movie is moving way too slow, but it is building up to a very suspenseful conclusion and one that will surprise you. Suspense, action, romance and a 'never saw it coming,' conclusion awaits you in this movie and is certainly worth your time."
Old fashioned good movie
Tony G | Steele Alabama US | 01/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I love it, it has mystery, romance, scary and sad. All set in Scotland in a lighthouse. Demi is sexy and the movie has twisty turns. Good for a rainy, stormy night!"