Knock Knock

Director: Eli Roth
Year Released: 2015
Rating: 1.0

An architect (Keanu Reeves), left in his house one weekend when his artist wife and two children go on a trip to the beach, gets an unexpected visit from two young, rain-soaked ladies, Bell (Ana de Armas) and Genesis (Lorenza Izzo, a.k.a. Mrs. Roth), who proceed to "force" him to have sex with them in the shower and then torture him the remainder of the movie. While based on an older exploitation movie called Death Game - with Colleen Camp and Sondra Locke - it's more in spirit of Hard Candy ... except the girls here have no tenable motive (they're predators, plain and simple) and it's hard to view Keanu's character as basically anything but a pathetic victim. Roth is trying to make some kind of ethical point here about infidelity (and whether or not a man can be 'raped'), except the situation he creates is a no-win one: I guess Keanu was supposed to 'fight off' the ladies pulling his clothes off in the bathroom and he didn't so ... sorry, but your life is over. No offense to Reeves, but even though he's The One he can't pull off anguish all that well (too stoic ... whoa) - I was more upset by his wife's sculptures being defaced.