The Invisible Man is a thriller that leaves you on the edge of your seat as it reveals the devastating reality of domestic violence.
Cecilia Kass did not know that when she casually stumbled into Adrian Griffin’s life at a party several years ago that their love at first sight encounter would quickly turn dangerous. After only a couple years of marriage, Cecilia began making a detailed plan to escape from the high security prison of a home that they shared together.
Cecilia barely escapes as she slips away one night, and while she remains on edge at her friend James’ house (Aldis Hodge), her sister Emily (Harriet Dyer) pays a visit to share the news that Adrian, devastated that Cecilia had left him, has committed suicide. Cecilia is hesitant to believe the shocking announcement, but when she receives a mailed announcement while she is staying with James regarding her eligibility to receive Adrian’s inheritance, she begins suspecting he isn’t really dead.
While trying to build up her courage to start over, including being invited to a job interview that Adrian ends up sabotaging, Cecilia feels like she’s being watched. She senses someone’s presence, but can’t quite put her finger on it. After she faints at the job interview and ends up at the hospital, the doctor tells her that the likely cause was the high level of diazepam in her bloodstream. That’s when she knew that Adrian wasn’t dead, and her suspicion is confirmed later that day when she finds the bottle of pills she had dropped the night she escaped from him sitting on the bathroom counter.
Cecilia desperately tries to convince James and Emily that Adrian isn’t dead but that he’s found a way to become invisible and stalk her cruelly while using his brother Tom (Michael Dorman) to manipulate Cecilia to come back to him and try their marriage again. But no one will believe her, until it’s almost too late.
The Dove Take:
Through a series of jump-scares, adrenaline-pumping surprises, graphic violence and unexpected twists, The Invisible Man is a harsh but accurate representation of the dangerous manipulation of domestic violence. Because of the violence and language, this movie is not Dove-approved.