Susan Morrow receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband – a man she left 20 years earlier – asking for her opinion of his writing. As she reads, she is drawn into the fictional life of Tony Hastings, a mathematics professor whose family vacation turns violent.
- Genre: Drama, Thriller
- Studio: Universal Pictures, Artina Films, Fade to Black Productions, Focus Features
- Keyword: based on novel or book, parent child relationship, hostage, revenge, flashback, cancer, writer, overbearing mother, art, novelist, ex-husband ex-wife relationship, carjacking, story within the story
- Cast: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Ellie Bamber