Significant Other

Significant Other

Ruth and Harry decide to take a romantic backpacking trip through the Pacific Northwest, but amongst the beautiful scenery, Ruth makes an unexpected discovery that sets her off on a strange, frightening new path. The couple aren't alone in the woods, and they might not be the same when they come out...if they come out.

  • Released: 2022-10-06
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Genre: Horror, Thrillers
  • Stars: Maika Monroe, Jake Lacy, Matthew Yang King, Dana Green, Loudon McCleery, Teal Sherer, Marcella Lentz-Pope, Andrew Morgado
  • Director: Robert Olsen, Dan Berk
  • d_penn - 11 January 2023
    While Significant Other adheres dangerously close to banal character motivations and inappropriately subdued narrative shifts, it is still a pleasantly surprising departure from the constrained moodiness of the contemporary horror landscape. By embracing the radical possibilities of summoning supernatural threats, killer creatures and domestic disharmony all at once, the film offers, at the very least, an audacious exercise in breaking free from form. However, Berk and Olsen sabotage their own gutsy experiment with lead characters that suffocate under their stereotyping. Monroe and Lacy's reliable but overfamiliar embodiment of these slightly re-worked characters deflates the film's creatively zealous inner spirit.
  • influxtwo - 22 December 2022
    Invasion of the quiet place cloverfield lane woods
    What you could imagine to be an average or even generic hodge-podge of many other films.

    Imagine...What Lies Below in The Descent of the Cloverfield Lane woods near the Jaws lake down by the A Quiet Place avenue with an Invasion of the Body Snatchers picnic in the forest of Annihilation with Mortal Kombat 'Get Over Here' cgi thrown in under a Ridley Scott filter.

    All great films, but quite obvious when we see newer films like this one 'Significant Other' married to older ideas quite religiously without finding it's own true identity during it's own runtime.

    Instead for me this was a one time watch and admittedly a lukewarm and derivative work of fiction, that tries so hard to scramble or withhold the plot points before feeding them back to you that it forgets to ever be truly frightening or exciting in the process.

    Once the cat's out of the bag, the writing takes a nosedive that Maika Monroe (the lead girl) can barely salvage. Overall forgettable from the writing up.

    The main twists rival something nearly filtered through a watered-down Lifetime B-movie syfy channel film, if that appeals to you at all, but copying just about every notable scifi thriller a tiny bit or excessively in the process, in a bottom of the barrel manner...and in this case not much punch.

    Overall I am glad I didn't have to pay to see this. It's an average scramble of a lot of other better films that became famous on their own merits for carving out an identity, ironically the one thing this film was aware it lacked.

    The only representative detail I thought was well handled here and seldom seen, was modern adults who don't want any part in a marriage contract.

    I can forgive the film as a fictional answer to the concept, nothing more or less. If only the production was more heavily married to its own idea.

    As an "Other", not so Significant.