*Warning: Spoilers ahead*
Did you like The Girl on the Train? Love Gone Girl? We sure did. As did almost anyone who read those hugely successful novels or watched the star-studded film adaptations that followed. For years, we've seen new books and movies try to replicate the success of those massive thrillers. But, unfortunately, as time passed and the structure of these mysteries was repeated time and time again, the recipe that once felt fresh now feels completely stale.
Thus, we have The Weekend Away, the newest release from Netflix that follows on the heels of The Girl on the Train, A Simple Favor, The Woman in the Window and so many more. If you thought movies of this ilk had been squeezed for everything they had, well—you'd be right. However, it seems the creators of The Weekend Away decided to pinch a few more drops from the mashed-up peel.
Netflix's choice to release this movie is even more intriguing, given that only a couple months back, the streaming juggernaut dropped a Kristen Bell-led TV series jokingly titled The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window, which spoofed movies of this fabric. (Even as a joke though, critics were simply tired of it.)