Xavier and Mike are back with a review of Beneath Us (2019) by Max Pachman starring Lynn Collins, Rigo Sanchez, and Josue Aguirre. This film did not get a ton of attention, but it is a little different. It tells the story of the American Dream becoming a nightmare for a group of undocumented day laborers hired by a wealthy couple.
Also discussed is Frailty (2001) by Bill Paxton and Brent Hanley starring Bill Paxton, Matthew McConaughey, and Powers Boothe. This was Paxton’s directorial debut and became an instant classic. Let’s see what Xavier thinks of this one.
Beneath Us (2019)
The American Dream becomes a nightmare for a group of undocumented day laborers hired by a wealthy couple. What they expect to be their biggest payday turns into a terrifying fight for survival.
A mysterious man arrives at the offices of an FBI agent and recounts his childhood: how his religious fanatic father received visions telling him to destroy people who were in fact demons.
Director: Bill Paxton
Writer: Brent Hanley
Stars: Bill Paxton, Matthew McConaughey, Powers Boothe
Release Date: 12 April 2002 (USA)
Budget: $11,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $4,208,655, 14 April 2002
Gross USA: $13,110,448
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $17,423,030
Runtime: 100 min