Screenwriter Max Landis has reduced Mary Shelly’s cautionary tale to a bad comic book, bereft of soul and intelligence.
Writer/director M. Night Shyamalan is his own worst enemy in the choices he makes bringing "The Visit" to the screen.
U.S. Release Date: 2015-07-29
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Director: Jonathan M. Goldstein & John Francis Daley
Cast: Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Skyler Gisondo, Steel Stebbins, Leslie Mann, Chris Hemsworth, Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Catherine Missal, Charlie Day
As with all episodic comedies, this one is hit-and-miss but there are enough "hits" to keep most viewers entertained.