HBO’s The Undoing: A spell-binding whodunnit


A pretty, young woman called Elena Alves (Matilda De Angelis) enters their lives, quietly but weirdly. And things start to unravel after Jonathan goes ‘missing’ post Elena’s death. © IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd

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nicole kidman Fingers crossed for a jaw-dropping finale. But sadly, good mysteries are few and far between. It has consistently remained sensational and stunning-looking (a hat-tip to cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle). Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. Nicole is arresting as usual. So we must appreciate a series which comes up with novel and intriguing ways to once again build interest in the genre. Written by Anvita Singh
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Updated: November 25, 2020 11:07:05 am

Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant play the lead roles in HBO's The Undoing. The supporting cast is quite exemplary too, from the detective to the lawyers, and to the supportive friend, you cannot help but surrender. Just like romance, people seem inherently predisposed to the consumption of suspenseful dramas. The Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant-starrer HBO show The Undoing is a step in the right direction. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. (Photo: HBO)It has been the season of thrillers for quite some time. From the versatile Nicole Kidman to the veteran Donald Sutherland, The Undoing is a star-studded affair. What a cast!https://images.indianexpress.com/2020/08/1×1.png
Director Susanne Bier struck gold with her cast. The Undoing is streaming on Disney Plus Hotstar. The plot
A wealthy couple, Jonathan and Grace (played by Hugh and Nicole), live in Manhattan with their teenage son Henry (Noah Jupe). Good news – the intrigue lasts
With only the season finale remaining, I can safely vouch that The Undoing is fast-paced, interesting and more importantly, doesn’t compromise on its narrative for the sake of the ‘pulpy effect’. What a list of actors! In fact, it can even be argued that it has always been the season of thrillers. We cannot get enough of them. It is a revelation to see him play the douche (once again), but in a totally different premise. While Jonathan is a pediatrician, Grace is a psychotherapist. Although I was a bit skeptical about the casting of Grant in a psychological-thriller, the British actor has proved me wrong with every facial expression and the layers of silence behind it. In fact, the camera work is so brilliant that I would say it brings the city of New York alive.