Grace (Nicole Kidman) is alone with her kids. Stuck in a giant fog-shrouded manor on the British isle of Jersey during World War II, she can’t leave because her son and daughter suffer from extreme sensitivity to sunlight. She’s isolated and anxious. But Grace and her kids are not alone, because there’s something with them in the house. Kidman shines as a mother incapable of connecting to her kids, a mother who hides her fragility behind a stern countenance. The film begins with Kidman shrieking loudly; near the end, she breaks down in hysterics. The Others is as affecting as it is chilling.
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