AT GRANNY’S HOUSE * U.S.A. 2015 Dir: Les Mahoney 87 mins
Widow Marion (Glenda Morgan Brown) is beginning to struggle in her age so her son hires her a live-in sitter called Rebecca (Rachel Alig). Hostile towards her new helper at the start, Marion begins to warm towards her help. Rebecca suggests they seek some excitement, so list the spare room in the house on a website where people can look for places to stay for free.
At first it seems Rebecca just wants to bring more life into the old house but it soon sees her knocking off the visitors one by one. With Marion on her side nothing can stop this devilish duo…..can it? We all get old eventually and while this film makes a slight subtle attempt at telling people that being old doesn’t mean you’re weak, it is all a little too late by the time the film limps to its climax. The idea is a simple one but it feels like it was stretched too far and there is many scenes of drinking tea. While the acting is bordering amateurish at times, the two lead women do the best they can with the script. Awkward scenes of lovemaking doesn’t help the film either. If patience is on your side give this a watch and you may find something you like.
Review by Peter ‘Witchfinder‘ Hopkins