Hulu’s original thriller Run is breaking records on the streaming service. So, I wanted to see what all the fuss is about. And I really enjoyed it.
Sarah Paulson (“AHS”) stars as Diane Sherman, a mother consumed with her desire to protect her teenage daughter Chloe (Kiera Allen) who is bound to a wheelchair and suffers from a host of other medical problems. But everything is not as it seems and Diane is hiding a dark secret. When her daughter begins to uncover the truth and tries to escape Diane’s world is thrown into chaos.
The first thing I noticed right off to bat is that it appears the story took a lot of inspiration from the true story of Gyspy Rose Blanchard, the young woman whose mother kept her sick for her entire life. But have no fear, Run‘s events differ a lot from Gypsy’s life story.
First off, this movie is intense and features a lot of tension and drama. The plot stays interesting and will leave you on the edge of your seat. This film has more layers than an onion and has surprising plot twists popping up left and right throughout its runtime.
As for the cast, Sarah Paulson never fails to nail whatever role she’s playing. But many of the films and series she stars in leave you feeling like you’ve just watched a spin-off of “American Horror Story.” Run isn’t like that.
Kiera Allen was fantastic. She captured the portrayal of a disabled and sick young woman without going overboard and without it coming across as insulting. She was believable and put a lot of emotion into her character.
Writer-director Aneesh Chaganty’s Run is a good, solid thriller. It’s surprising, twisted, and entertaining. Watch it now on Hulu.