While She Was Out (2008)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama, Thriller

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A woman out late for Christmas Eve shopping is soon terrorized by a small gang of troublemakers, and she must fight for her life.




  • Lukas Haas at an event for While She Was Out (2008)
  • Kim Basinger and Craig Sheffer in While She Was Out (2008)
  • Leonard Wu at an event for While She Was Out (2008)
  • Kim Basinger at an event for While She Was Out (2008)
  • Kim Basinger in While She Was Out (2008)
  • Kim Basinger at an event for While She Was Out (2008)

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3 November 2008 | pmdawn
| The Magic Toolbox
This is what you need to know about this movie, besides the fact that I recommend it as solid thriller: Kim Basinger, suburban mother of 2, lives with abusive husband. On Xmas she decides to go buy some stuff at the mall and while she's out, a series of bad things happen - getting her into serious trouble.

I wouldn't read more before watching the movie. Not because there are any great twists, but because it's worth watching without any, even minor, spoilers. It's also filled with irony - sometimes it reminded me of Predator and Home Alone - being a horror movie only in the sense of the cat-and-mouse game hunt.

In a role that's surprisingly physical, Kim Basinger does a good job as the protagonist. I can't help but remember what Kim went through with her marriage problems and all, and somehow connect this movie as a catharsis of sorts for her.

"While She Was Out" might not be very well-known, but it should, in my opinion. It's a refreshing take on a genre that's been tirelessly explored, and most important of all, fun.


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Release Date:

26 March 2009


English, Spanish, Chinese

Country of Origin

USA, Canada, Germany

Filming Locations

Glenlyon Parkway, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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