“I Think We’re Alone Now” (2018) / Z-View

I Think We’re Alone Now (2018)

Director:  Reed Morano

Screenplay by:  Mike Makowsky

Starring:  Peter Dinklage, Elle Fanning, Paul Giamatti and Charlotte Gainsbourg

Tagline: In the End…Chaos Will Find You

The Overview:  Beware of spoilers…

Years after an apocalyptic event wiped out humankind, Del (Dinklage) has comes to terms with being the last human alive.  He spends his days going house to house to scavenge for supplies (batteries are a must!) and bury the dead.  Del lives in the school where he used to work.  He fishes in a pond near the school.  At night he reads and prepares for the next day.  Del has adapted to his life of solitude until…

…the day he discovers Grace (Fanning) unconscious in a wrecked car.  Del takes Grace to a home where he bandages her wounds and nurses her back to health.  He then gives her a car, supplies and tells her she must leave.  Grace begs to stay and follows Del as he goes through his daily routine of scavenging and burying the dead.  Soon they form an uneasy trust as Grace assists Del in his daily routine.  Grace and Del grow closer until one day when…

Patrick (Giamatti) and Violet (Gainsbourg) show up.  They claim to be Grace’s parents and tell Del of a community where thousands of survivors live.  They’re there to take Grace back. They invite Del to join them.  Patrick tells Del that he would be of use to the community.

Del and Grace argue.  He can’t believe that Grace never told him of the community.  As Del leaves, Grace tells him that Patrick and Violet aren’t her parents.  They community paired them!  Del ignores Grace’s pleas for help.

Patrick and Violet leave with Grace.  Del returns to his previous routine, but soon begins to miss Grace.  Del decides to find the community and Grace.  Del has no idea what he’s in for.

I Think We’re Alone Now is a slow burn.  I enjoyed the movie, overall it would have fit well as an episode of The Twilight Zone.  I think most film makers would have gotten to the community quicker and had more conflict there, but those weren’t the choices made here.

I Think We’re Alone Now rates 3 of 5 stars.