Finally, it is the movie’s story that underserves its compelling idea. Co-written by T.J. Cimfel and David White, “There’s One thing Mistaken with the Kids” opens with an intriguing premise. Margaret and Ben (Zach Gilford) are on a weekend trip within the woods with their buddies Ellie (Amanda Crew) and Thomas (Carlos Santos) and their two youngsters, Lucy (Briella Guiza) and Spencer (David Mattle). With a cabin within the woods and a minimal solid, the movie has the right setup for counting on interpersonal dynamics, shared histories, and undisclosed secrets and techniques to utterly wreck everybody’s lives. As copious quantities of wine and beer pour, it is onerous to not root for a (or many) conflicts to take centerstage. Crew, Santos, Gilford, and Wainwright work together with the convenience of decades-long friendships, which solely makes viewers marvel and crave the inevitable mistake or falling out that can happen.
However then, a thriller box-like premise emerges. The households go into the woods and uncover a tucked-away smash with a brilliant mild that solely the youngsters can see. Following this incidence, the youngsters begin to act unusually. Nonetheless, solely Ben senses this, and attributable to his manic historical past, nobody (together with his spouse, Margaret) believes him. However we solely be taught of his psychological sickness when he needs to be believed — a drained and irritating horror trope that undermines his character. Regardless of their issues (learn: insults) about his instability, nobody beforehand cared that he is been taking Lithium whereas handing him beers, weed, and tequila.