Movie Review: Inconceivable


Now available on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand is the thriller Inconceivable.

The film stars Academy Award winners Nicolas Cage and Faye Dunaway, Gina Gershon and Nicky Whelan.

Brian (Cage) and Angela (Gershon) have a wonderful life. They are both doctors and live is a big, beautiful home with their adorable daughter.

Having their daughter was a traumatic experience for Angela. She has many miscarriages and finally had to resort to using a surrogate’s egg and Brian’s sperm. She carried their daughter but the birth almost killed them both.

Their family life is idyllic but Angela and Brian dream of having more children, most especially a son.

Angela’s best friend, Linda, introduces her to a young woman who is new in town, Katie (Whelan). Katie has a young daughter around the same age as Angela’s daughter. Linda thought the two of them would make good friends and their daughter’s could have play dates together.

The friendship between Angela and Katie, as well as their young daughter, blossomed quickly. Before you know it Angela and Brian let Katie and her daughter move into their guest house and give her a job as their nanny (as well as painting a mural in their daughter’s room) in order for her to stay and not move away to Colorado for another job she was offered.

Brian’s mother (Dunaway) doesn’t trust Katie. There is something about her she doesn’t like.


Angela was going to ask Linda to be their surrogate and carry the last egg that they purchased when they bought the egg that became their daughter. Linda is killed (was in an accident?), so Angela asks Katie to be their surrogate, to which Katie happily agrees to.

Things started to look up for Angela and Brian. They were going to expand their family, and the baby Katie is carrying is a boy. That is until Katie started to say and do things that didn’t sit well with Angela. Katie would refer to their daughter (Angela and Brian’s daughter) as HER daughter and the baby she was carrying as HER baby. Katie even tries to convince everyone that Angela is addicted to drugs.

What is Katie up to? Angels knows nothing about her background. Could everything Katie has said up to this point been a lie? And why is Katie trying to make Angela look bad in front of her family and friends? To find out you need to pick up (or download) Inconceivable. Look for it where ever movies are sold.

Here is the film’s trailer for your enjoyment.


Oddly enough Nicholas Cage didn’t have a huge role in this film. I thought he would have. Gershon and Whelan had the biggest parts in the film.

At first I thought this film was going to be a bit predictable. I am happy to report that it was not. Even the ending totally surprised me.

I am not familiar with Nicky Whelan, but she has the “psycho” character down pact. She was pretty scary in this film.

I suppose the story in this film COULD come to life. I think that is what made the film even scarier – not horror movie scary but real life scary, if that makes any sense?

The film kept my interest, which is a good thing. Sometimes these “straight to DVD” type movies are “bombs” that couldn’t make it in theaters. I think this film COULD have done decent enough in the movie theater if it had a theatrical release.

Normally I watch the bonus features. This time around I didn’t, compliments of a migraine that wouldn’t go away (I just wanted to go to bed). Bonus features include audio commentary, deleted scenes, behind the scenes and interviews with the cast and crew. Should I get the opportunity to watch these bonus features I’ll update my post.

The film is rated R for nudity, sexual situations and violence. It’s certainly not a “family friendly” film even though it features adorable little girls.


*I received a free screener copy to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and “mini zoo” consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher’s assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.