The film is set on the island of Jersey in 1945 after WWII. Majority of the Film was taken place in a mansion, surrounded by fog and sealing the family inside.
The plot is, the mother, Grace led a horrible life; her husband went to war and never returned. Also her children had an unexplainable disease, were they are allergic to sunlight. One day, three people turned up wanting to tell them something very important but instead they became servants. From there on everything goes from bad to worse. They hear noises, see people they shouldn't and cross into unknown terrority.
Who are the others? The others maybe the servants. They might be the people in the shadow of the house. It might even be the family. I think that the others are the family. Grace, Charles, Anne and Nicholas. The house is two worlds in one; the living and the dead.
The family consists of four people: Grace the mother, Charles the father and Anne and Nicholas the children. Grace, who was played by Nichol Kidman. Grace was a paranoid, over-protective parent who only worried about her children. She makes them follow every word in the bible. Nichol Kidman had done this effectively; also she had created tension by whispering. Nichol Kidman made this movie!
The acting overall was superb! The acting of the children, at such a young age was amazing. Anne is a brave girl who has a love-hate relationship with her mother. Nicholas is a shy and frightened boy who does what ever his sister does.
My first impression of the ending was that it was too predictable; well that was my first impression. The ending was fantastic! It built up the tension and atmosphere within the house. I loved the twist. Nobody could have asked for a better, more exciting ending; it was the icing on the cake!
Overall the film was fantastic, a must see! The reason why it was fantastic was because Nichol Kidman made it her own. Also in the film, it didn't use the stereotype of a ghost. Anne always said to Nicholas that ghosts wore white sheets and chains; she couldn't have been more wrong. The tension in the scenes was mind blowing and frightening.
I give this film 4.7 stars (I rounded it up to 5). The reason why I didn't give it the full five stars was because in the middle the acting of the servants became unconvincing and made the structure of the film too predictable.
Overall: 4.7 stars. A must see!