Released in 2020 as an American horror movie, The Rental is a work by writer, producer, and director Dave Franco. Being Franco’s featured directorial debut, the screenplay was co-written by both Franco and Joe Swanberg taken from a story by Franco, Swanberg, and Mike Demski. The film features famous actors Dan Stevens, Alison Brie, Sheila Vand, Jeremy Allen White, and Toby Huss. The story of the movie narrates the series of incidents that take place when two couples start suspecting that they are being watched in the house that they took on rent.
More About The Rental
The movie came out on video-on-demand and in chosen few theaters in the US on July 24, 2020, by IFC Majorly. The reviews the film got, were positive reviews from critics. With the film ending up as the second on record to ever top video-on-demand (VOD) charts as well as the box office in the same week.
With Dave Franco in the director’s chair alongside the actor’s directorial debut, the movie gives screenplay writing credits to Joe Swanberg too. The movie shows two couples who take on rent a home in a deserted place but end up facing only problems and troubles.
The Rental: Cast And Characters
The movie shows lead actor Dan Stevens as Charlie, who is Michelle’s boyfriend and Josh’s brother. Accompanying him in the main cast there is Alison Brie playing Michelle, i.e. Charlie’s girlfriend, and Sheila Vand as Mina, who happens to be Josh’s girl. Others in the cast include Jeremy Allen White as Josh, Toby Huss as Taylor, and Anthony Molinari in the role of the masked man.
Franco, Elizabeth Haggard, Ben Stillman, Teddy Schwarzman, Swanberg, and Christopher Storer can be seen as producers for The rental. The film bears the mention of Ramona Films and Black Bear Pictures banners and also has Michael Heimler& Sean Durkin as executive producers. The main filming of the movie commenced 3 years ago on April 22, 2019, and went on till May 24. The locations for the film shooting were mostly Bandon and Portland, Oregon.
Where to Watch?
The American horror film the rental 2020 is available to watch, rent, or purchase on major platforms like iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Prime, Vudu. One can find the film on the majority of online platforms. Those who want to take the film on rent will get a two-day window for the availability of the film from the time they hit the play option. But for those who want to purchase the film, they will get unlimited access to the same. The Rental is also being run in some drive-in theaters.
What is The Rental About?
The premise of “The Rental” easily fools its audience by showing a pair of couples that take on rent a home in a very isolated place with the purpose of having an enjoyable and fun weekend getaway. However, this short trip was not meant to be successful from the beginning.
It all begins when the sexual tension between Mina and her co-worker Charlie arises as they are already drunk and end up having shower sex. Already dating Charlie’s brother Josh, Mina takes the first step of this disastrous trip. Well, not just Mina, but also there is Michelle, Charlie’s sweet and upbeat wife, who is happily living in the oblivion of her husband’s infidelity. With time, more shocking events come up, giving the audience a terrible finale!