The Gift

Synopsis: When Jessica King goes missing, all eyes turn to Annabelle Wilson. Not as a murder suspect, but as a clairvoyant. Many of the towns folk go to Annabelle for help, and Jessica's fiancée, Wayne Collins, turns to Annabelle for possible guidance. Annabelle feels that she can't help, but this doesn't stop her from constantly getting visions of Jessica's fate.
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Director(s): Sam Raimi
Production: Paramount Classics
  8 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
111 min

Oh, thank you.

They're pretty peaches.

- Yes, ma'am.

- So, how you been?

I'm pretty good,

I reckon.

You had any health problems

since I saw you last?

- Ma'am?

- Have you been sick?

Well, back's been

hurtin' a little.

No, no, it's not your back.

Have you been

bleeding somewhere?


- Yes, ma'am, a little.

- Yeah.

- Have you been to a doctor?

- Oh, I...

I don't much like

going to no doctors.

Well, I think

maybe you should go.

No, it's not

a venereal disease.

I just think it's some kind of

kidney or some bladder infection.

But it's been around

for a while.

Could lead to some

more serious problems.

Do you want me

to call a doctor for you?

- All right.

- Okay.

You kids get on to bed now.

It's nearly 9:

Ah, Mama, can I stay up

just a little bit?


You heard me, mister.


What does "f***" mean?

It's a bad word, hon,

for something nice.

But what does it mean?

Well, it means making love.

It's how your daddy and me

made your brothers and you.

Take his turtles off, hon.

- Mike, did you hear me?

- What?

I said get to bed.

Oh, Mike, your lip's

dragging the floor.

- It's gonna freeze like that.

- You act like I'm a kid.

You are a kid, honey.

Valerie, you may as well

take your glasses off.

I know he's been hitting you again.

- I see your lip.

- Oh, no.

Oh, it...

it just embarrasses me.

It's okay.

Come on.

He got worse.

I went to the store yesterday

'cause we's out of some things.

And he got home from work early,

before I could get back.

He was waiting with a razor strap.

My legs are all cut up.

And I got welts the size of

footballs on my back and my legs.

I feel guilty, you payin' me money

to tell you to get away from him.

You got to get help.

- Legal help.

- You don't know Donnie Barksdale.

He'll kill me if I leave him.

He'll find me.

He said he would.

No, he's not crazy enough

to kill anybody.

He's just

an insecure redneck.


I think he's got

a woman on the side.

Yeah, he's been

laying out at night.

Excuse me,

but the school's on the phone.

They say Mike's

in some kind of trouble.

Mrs. Wilson.

Hi. Come on in.

Have a seat.

- Where... where's Mike?

- He's in the infirmary.

Now, it's nothing to get

worked up about. He's fine.

He's got a few...

Sit down.

He's got a few,

nicks and bruises.

I think he might have a... have

a pretty good black eye by tomorrow.

But he's...

he's okay.

- He was in another fight?

- Yes, he was.

His grades are... are getting

worse too. How's he doing at home?

Not much better.

He's real distant.

Well, Mrs. Wilson,

I don't pretend to be

a psychologist, but,

it's obvious to me that your boy's

got a lot of anger in him.

Well, it's about this time

last year his daddy passed away.

He's still real

messed up over it.

Yeah. I never knew your husband.

I understand he was a fine man.

Yes, he was.

Well, I don't know how you

feel about therapy, but...

If you think Mike needs somebody to

talk to, I know a gentleman over...

Mike doesn't need a therapist,

Mr. Collins. He can talk to me.

Do you think he will, though?

I'm sorry, Wayne. I didn't know

you had anybody in here.

- Oh, hi.

- Ruby wasn't at her desk.

Yeah, she's out sick today.

Mrs. Wilson, this is Jessica King,

- my fiancee.

- Nice to meet you.

You too.

We're just going to be

a couple of minutes. Okay.

I gotta go anyway.

I got people waiting.

Thanks a lot,

Mr. Collins.

- I'm real sorry about all this.

- Oh, it's my job.

He's just a boy,

that's all.

You're not that Wilson that's

a fortune-teller, are you?

I don't call myself that.

- I'd love you to read my fortune.

- I'm pretty booked up.

Do you think we'll live

happily ever after?

What's the matter?

You see something bad?

Of course not.

No, I'm sure you'll

be real happy together.

- Hey, how you gettin' along today?

- I'm fine, Buddy.

Except the fact I can't keep my car

door from just flying right open.

Have you got the time

to fix it?

I can get to it,

about an hour or two.

You wanna wait?

No. I got to get home.

I got people coming.

Hey, you just want...

you just wanna leave it here,

and I'll...

I'll carry you on home?

I can have it to you by... probably

by 6:
00. That gonna be all right?

- Yeah, yeah, that's fine.

- All right. All right.

- Buddy?

- Yeah?

I'm a little... I'm

a little low on my money this week.

- I was just wondering if...

- Don't you worry about... No, really.

- No, stop it. Oh, come on, look.

- I feel bad.

For all that

you've done for me,

I just... I just think

the world of you.

You're about the only one

I call a friend to me.

Thank you.

Yeah, you know.


I'll get the truck.

Take your time.

How you been, Buddy?

I've been having some...

some bad thoughts lately.

But I, you know...

Yesterday, I was feeling so happy.

- Yeah?

- I was feeling on top of the world.

Good on you.

I didn't even feel

like I needed my medicine.

I took it anyway.

You know, I'm getting...

I'm getting hooked on that stuff.

Well, I think you're gonna have

a lot of happy days, Buddy.

Yeah, you're gonna

get better and better.

Well, I believe you

when you say so.



Honey, what's wrong?

You have to tell me.

You have to tell me now.

I'll... I'll tell you, hon.

If I look

into a blue diamond...

and I think

a negative thought,

am I gonna die?


You're not gonna die.

You're not gonna die,


Oh, my God!

Oh, my God! Oh, my God!

Oh, look...

Okay. Well, thank you.

'Cause if you had said ''yes,''

I would have to kill myself

before the sun goes down.

Oh, Buddy. Oh, honey.

You don't have

to kill yourself, honey.

- You know I'll always tell you.

- Oh, man.

- I'll always tell you, Buddy.

- Oh, man.

You're fine. You can always

talk to me, Buddy. Always.

- Oh, don't use that, honey.

- I feel embarrassed.

- No. Here. Huh?

- Oh, no.

- I can't soil that.

- Buddy, I want you to have it.

- This one's Ben's. I don't...

- He'd want you to have it.

Thank you.

Thank you.

- You all right?

- Yeah, yeah, yeah, I'm all right.

- All right.

- All right.

I can walk home. You don't

have to drive me. You can...

No, no. No, I'm... I'm good.

I'm good.

- Yeah? You sure scared me, hon.

- Oh, yeah.

No, I'm all right.

I'm all right.

All right. You just take it

nice and slow.

Nice and slow.

Could I help you?

Yes, ma'am.

I'm Donnie Barksdale.

I'm sorry to bother you so late, but

I believe you know my wife Valerie.

Yes, I do.

I know who you are.

Can I come in

and talk to you?

It's about my wife.

Something's happened to her.

What's happened?

She okay?

Well, no, she's not, ma'am.

Ma'am, I promise.

I'll just take a minute.

All right.

Come on.

What's happened is she's getting

her head filled full of sh*t...

by a goddamn

Satan worshipper.

Or a damn good con artist,

one of the two.

I know she's been coming over

to see you and your damn voodoo.

You tell her bad things

about me, don't you?

You ain't no better

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Billy Bob Thornton (born August 4, 1955) is an American actor, filmmaker, singer, songwriter, and musician. Thornton had his first break when he co-wrote and starred in the 1992 thriller One False Move, and received international attention after writing, directing, and starring in the independent drama film Sling Blade (1996), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. He appeared in several major film roles in the 1990s following Sling Blade, including Oliver Stone's neo-noir U Turn (1997), political drama Primary Colors (1998), science fiction disaster film Armageddon (1998), the highest-grossing film of that year, and the crime drama A Simple Plan (1998), which earned him his third Oscar nomination. In the 2000s, Thornton achieved further success in starring dramas Monster's Ball (2001), The Man Who Wasn't There (2001), and Friday Night Lights (2004); comedies Bandits (2001), Intolerable Cruelty (2003), and Bad Santa (2003); and action films Eagle Eye (2008) and Faster (2010). In 2014, Thornton starred as Lorne Malvo in the first season of the anthology series Fargo, earning a nomination for the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie at the Emmy Awards and won Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Film at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards. In 2016, he starred in an Amazon original series, Goliath, which earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama. Thornton has been vocal about his distaste for celebrity culture, choosing to keep his life out of the public eye. However, the attention of the media has proven unavoidable in certain cases, his marriage to Angelina Jolie being a notable example. Thornton has written a variety of films, usually set in the Southern United States and mainly co-written with Tom Epperson, including A Family Thing (1996) and The Gift (2000). After Sling Blade, he directed several other films, including Daddy and Them (2001), All the Pretty Horses (2000), and Jayne Mansfield's Car (2012). Thornton has received the President's Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, a Special Achievement Award from the National Board of Review, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has also been nominated for an Emmy Award, four Golden Globes, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. In addition to film work, Thornton began a career as a singer-songwriter. He has released four solo albums and is the vocalist of the blues rock band The Boxmasters. more…

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