Director: Jacob Chase
Starring: Azhy Robertson, Gillian Jacobs, John Gallagher Jr, Winslow Fegley
Do you ever feel like sometimes your phone or tablet is watching you? Now imagine there was a monster inside your child’s devices. That’s what’s at play in the new scary movie, Come Play. You may remember Azhy Robertson as the kid caught in a custody battle in Marriage Story. In Come Play, he plays Oliver, a non-verbal autistic kid who uses a words app on his phone to communicate with his parents, played by Gillian Jacobs and John Gallagher Jr. They also are in the throngs of separating throwing another hardship Oliver’s way. A book called “Misunderstood Monsters” appears as Oliver’s phone scaring him as he swipes the pages to see the disturbing illustrations inside. Its central character, a monster named Larry, starts speaking to and then appearing to Oliver, his parents, and his new friends.
Here’s my review