Movie Review: Leave the World Behind – A Gripping Thriller with a Twist In the new Netflix release, Leave the World Behind, directed by Sam Esmail, we witness an intense and suspenseful story unfold.
The film stars Julia Roberts as Amanda Sanford, a character who openly expresses her disdain for people right from the start. Amanda plans a spontaneous getaway for her family, including her husband Clay (played by Ethan Hawke) and their two children, Archie and Rose.
Julia Roberts delivers a compelling performance, portraying Amanda's self-centered arrogance with precision. It is a refreshing departure from her usual roles and is a delight to watch as she navigates the unfolding emergency. Ethan Hawke complements her energy with a dry sense of determination as Clay. However, it is Mahershala Ali who steals the scenes with his character's uneasy body language, offering more depth than the script provides.