What Lies Beneath PG-13

He was the perfect husband until his one mistake followed them home.
What Lies Beneath
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  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: August 1, 2017
  • Originally Released: 2000
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)

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User Ratings: 278,907
Rating: 2.5/4 -- It's ultimately impossible not to label What Lies Beneath as a missed opportunity that could and should have been much, much better... Full Review
Reel Film Reviews
Aug 15, 2016
Rating: 4/5 -- With What Lies Beneath, Zemeckis finally combines his fondness for fright flicks with the character-driven drama of his best work, and the result is one doozy of a ghost story. Full Review
Georgia Straight
Feb 5, 2014
Rating: 2/5 -- It's openly schlocky.
New York Times
Jan 1, 2000
Rating: 2/5 -- It's just gimmick all the way. Full Review
Jul 23, 2007
Ranked #7 in Entertainment Weekly's Owen Gleiberman's BEST MOVIES OF 2000
Entertainment Weekly
Dec 22, 2000
Before long, the movie begins to feel like a sleep deprivation trial.
Village Voice
Jan 1, 2000
New York Times
Jul 21, 2000

Product Description:

Robert Zemeckis takes a page right out of Hitchcock and runs with it in the spooky supernatural thriller WHAT LIES BENEATH. Dr. Norman Spencer (Harrison Ford) and his wife, Claire (Michelle Pfeiffer), seem to have the perfect life: a loving marriage, a daughter just entering college, and a beautiful home on the water in Vermont. But what lies beneath this idyllic existence are secrets that will rip everything apart.

Dr. Spencer is an award-winning scientist whose work is threatening to consume his life; meanwhile, his wife is trying to deal with empty-nest syndrome now that her beloved daughter has gone off to college. Strange things start happening around the house, and Claire starts believing that the man next door murdered his wife and that the wife is trying to contact her from beyond the grave. Dr. Spencer is worried that Claire needs psychological help; he refuses to believe that their house is haunted. But as more and more dangerous events unfold, a frightening truth threatens to destroy everything. Robert Zemeckis's modern-day ghost story trembles with threatening close-ups, a powerful musical score--and lots of terror. And it does for bathtubs what Alfred Hitchcock did for showers.

Plot Synopsis:

This chilling romantic mystery from director Robert Zemeckis (FORREST GUMP, CONTACT, BACK TO THE FUTURE) casts Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer as a quiet couple living in the hills of Vermont. However, when they begin seeing visions of a woman who is haunting their house, the husband confesses that it is the ghost of a young girl with whom he had an affair--and who might have been murdered. A sexy and suspenseful film, WHAT LIES BENEATH will keep viewers on the edge of their seats.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: July 21, 2000.
  • Estimated budget: $65 million.
  • The film grossed more than $220 million worldwide.
  • WHAT LIES BENEATH was filmed on location in Addison, Vermont, on Lake Champlain, as well as in an L.A. studio.
  • In preparing for the movie, director Robert Zemeckis recounted saying to his special effects supervisor, Rob Legato, "Imagine, what would Alfred Hitchcock do if he had computer graphics'"
  • Robert Zemeckis won a Student Academy Award in 1973 for FIELD OF HONOR, which he made while at USC film school.
  • Zemeckis started making films when he was in the eighth grade.
  • Both the Spencer house and the Feur house, as well as the dock, were built especially for the film.
  • The original idea for the film--about a couple visited by a student ghost--came from Steven Spielberg.

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