Significant Other

Significant Other

Ruth and Harry decide to take a romantic backpacking trip through the Pacific Northwest, but amongst the beautiful scenery, Ruth makes an unexpected discovery that sets her off on a strange, frightening new path. The couple aren't alone in the woods, and they might not be the same when they come out...if they come out.

  • Released: 2022-10-06
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Genre: Horror, Thrillers
  • Stars: Maika Monroe, Jake Lacy, Matthew Yang King, Dana Green, Loudon McCleery, Teal Sherer, Marcella Lentz-Pope, Andrew Morgado
  • Director: Robert Olsen, Dan Berk
  • Prismark10 - 26 May 2024
    Significant Other
    Significant Other is a genre bending movie. Is there something malevolent in the woods to science fiction to horror to wilderness survival.

    It starts off as a domestic drama. A couple are hiking in the woods in the wilds of Oregon. Ruth (Maika Monroe) and her boyfriend Harry (Jake Lacy) have been together for some time.

    Harry wants to marry her. She is happy as they are, annoyed that Harry wants to propose. Why disturb what they already have, it seems Ruth had a traumatic past.

    When a red meteor strikes. Ruth eventually notices something about Harry, something subtle but significant.

    The movie is a slow burner, relaying on the action of both the leads. It does look it is going nowhere until the rug is pulled. Then it adheres more to the conventions of a survival movie.

    Somehow the movie just felt half finished, the script needed more work. The direction was effective.
  • zoeyaitchison - 18 February 2024
    Had potential
    Had potential then I watched it! In the end I couldn't work out if it was supposed to be a black comedy or a really poor effort at a horror. Ruth's character is beyond pathetic and so unlikeable, for a film to be even decent you need to care about the characters and you really don't. Truly feel like I wasted a part of my life watching this but for her to be so sensitive that looking at badges on a backpack sends her into a panic attack is completely ridiculous.

    I understand people have triggers but how was this film ever given the green light, they should really be quite embarrassed.

    The acting is meh, the script lacks everything to make any kind of impact so do your self a favour and just don't.
  • Hayden-86055 - 1 December 2023
    Unique Sci-Fi horror film with a twist
    Significant Other is a very interesting concept for a horror film, where an alien kills and absorbs someone but inherits his love for another. I found it very interesting how the alien dealt with this feeling, and I love the chemistry between the main two actors and the acting was solid.

    Some parts drag on a little much and the ending 15 minutes may be seen as confusing or underwhelming to some but I still found it a satisfying conclusion and a scary cliffhanger too.

    I think, when you get past the twist and uniqueness of the film on a second viewing it may be less engaging and come across worse than a first viewing.

    7/10: Fascinating idea and deserves a watch, if not a rewatch.
  • rphmcdhq - 2 January 2023
    What in the world?
    This movie took a huge turn!!!! What did i just watch? It went from some what interesting to incredibly weird. The CGI was embarrassing, the plot lazy and i went from watching intently to laughing at the stupidity. I was embarrassed that i started watching this!

    The main characters looked bored at the script and even bored at being in the movie. How i managed to get over 5.5 stars is BEYOND me. Did every cast member ask someone to rate it higher? I just dint get how this turned so quickly! The props were horrible was obvious how fake everything was, they gore make up was jist as bad. What a waste!
  • kjjames81 - 1 December 2022
    What a let down.
    After finishing this film I almost laughed to myself at how bad the movie went, in fact at how daft and silly the movie became.

    Do t get me wrong until the woman went into the cave the film was very good and I thought yes to is is going to be really good, a tension filled movie but no, it's like. It's like the script writer didn't know what to do with movie.

    After the cave scene, the tension went out of the movie and the special effects, did they actually think they were in the terminator movie, if you have seen this film then you will know what I am on about.

    Also the effects were quite bad and they stood out a mile in this film.

    Totally a missed opportunity for this movie, I feel bad for the actors in this film.

    A huge let down.
  • mikeacordova - 16 November 2022
    Thoroughly Enjoyable.
    Well done, Well done, directors and writers.. Even the cinematography was quite beautiful. The darker night scenes could've been lightened but the inability to see only adds to the overall ambiance of the movie.

    The character development is well done too. Bravo.

    I had not one single clue going into this, how the movie would end. It totally could've been something really bland and uneventful, however, it turned out rather entertaining and complete.

    It's been a while since I've seen a new movie that provided good new entertainment.

    Thanks for the originality.

    Check it out. I hope this review helps.
  • alexbrown-67076 - 21 October 2022
    An actually good twisty, genre bending film
    I genuinely enjoyed this film. It started out like a typical hiking scary movie but it transformed into this amazing different type of movie at multiple points. The low scores for this movie are stupid. Mostly from people who don't know how to read between the lines and connect things. I really thought it was just going to be one of those "the woman bumps her head and the forgets and the guy lies and tells her they are engaged" but no it took that in a totally different direction that was a breath of fresh air. The small Sc-Fi aspects to the movie are really good too. Good movie. If you think this movie sucks, you should find a nice rusty fire hydrant and sit on it really, really hard.