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You Should Have Left 2020

A former banker, his actress wife, and their spirited daughter book a vacation at an isolated modern home in the Welsh countryside where nothing is quite as it seems.
Strange events plague a couple and their young daughter when they rent a secluded countryside house that has a dark past.
You Should Have Left is a 2020 American psychological horror film written and directed by David Koepp, based on the 2017 book of the same name by Daniel Kehlmann. It stars Kevin Bacon and Amanda Seyfried. Jason Blum served as a producer through his Blumhouse Productions banner.

Originally intended to be theatrically released, the film was released digitally via video on demand on June 18, 2020, by Universal Pictures. It received mixed reviews from critics.
On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 44% based on 80 reviews, with an average rating of 4.75/10. The site’s critics consensus reads: “You Should Have Left hints at a genuinely creepy experience, but never quite manages to distill its intriguing ingredients into a consistently satisfying whole.”

At Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 47 out of 100, based on 23 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews”.

Kate Erbland of IndieWire gave the film a “B–” and said that “when You Should Have Left is at its best, it’s unconcerned with mapping out such easy clarifications and leans into the raw madness of corrosive guilt and a house made to punish people who dare come inside its walls.

You Should Have Left Cast Information

Initial release:

June 18, 2020


David Koepp


David Koepp

Adapted from:

You Should Have Left


Kevin Bacon,    Jason Blum,    Dean O’Toole