Directed by Eli Roth, Knock Knock stars Keanu Reeves in a story that needs to be left on the shelf. We meet Reeves character as a strong, handsome man, who is devoted to his family. His wife and kids take off for the weekend where he grudgingly remains at home working. After the wife and kids leave for the beach, he settles down for the evening, which happens to be rather dark and stormy. He is surprisingly interrupted by someone constantly knocking at his door.
He opens the door and voila. Two sexually energized, hot, hot chicks are at the door and need is Good Samaritan help. They take over the scene and coyly ask to use his hair dryer because they are soaked through due to the rain. They wait for the cab while the hot chicks play a clever game of seduction. Reeves’ character tries with all his might not to fall prey to their enticement. It culminates in a brief ménage à trois, French for “household of three”…how appropriate.
The situation gets worse and before it gets better it gets even worse. Uninhibited pleasure-seeking comes to mind as the women make his life miserable, along with nauseating table manners and a fondness for stay-at-home bullying.
The movie is rated R for obvious reasons and most times feels like a porn movie gone bad. Reeves’ character is basically good, so feels downtrodden for his moral dilemma he is facing for his infidelity. The movie trailer promoted a plot twist, but it fell flat on its rear end.
The upside to the movie is the message about being faithful and the consequences of infidelity or going to the dark side of life.