SORRY, CHARLIE on TUBI is a new thriller with a short runtime and a very small cast. The story centers on the victim of a serial perpetrator. She’s a remote helpline volunteer, so we’re in and around her home throughout the movie. Do check it out. Read our full Sorry, Charlie movie review here!
SORRY, CHARLIE is a new TUBI Original and it’s definitely one of the better. It’s a thriller with a heavy horror undertone, which means its October release is perfect. The runtime is just 1 hour and 15 minutes, so it’s almost bitesize and doesn’t drag out its plot at any time.
Also, it’s a one-location shoot, which works surprisingly well for many reasons. For me, it especially helps you as a viewer feel connected to the main character. Her name is Charlie and she’s the sweetest and kindest young woman. And remember, this is a horror thriller, so she will go through rough times.
Continue reading our Sorry, Charlie movie review below. Find it on TUBI now.
A serial perpetrator strikes
In Sorry, Charlie we meet the title character, who is the only character on-screen apart from the serial perpetrator known as “The Gentleman” due to his appearance. However, there is nothing gentle or polite about his actions. He’s a serial rapist and has also killed numerous women.
Charlie is a remote helpline volunteer who becomes a victim of “The Gentleman”. He uses a recording of a crying baby to lure unsuspecting women to come out of their homes. Once outside, he attacks them from the shadows and rapes them. He has a very specific reason for doing this, which I won’t reveal here.
The change in tone, as Charlie senses she’s not alone, and seeing her months after the attack, is very elegantly done. None of the over-the-top music to force emotions. Instead, it’s the story and the starring actor evoking these deep feelings. And Kathleen Kenny is really good as Charlie. In Sorry, Charlie she clearly proves that she can star in a horror movie.
I’d love to see Kathleen Kenny as the Final Girl in more horror movies ASAP.
Sorry, Charlie is inspired by true events
Once you experience how “The Gentleman” uses recordings of a crying baby to lure out women, it’s easy to see how this could work. That’s why I wasn’t surprised to learn that Sorry, Charlie is in fact based on true events. The method of using the sound of crying babies to lure women into vulnerable situations has been used.
It’s awful, but I can’t say it surprises me. Even if you’d think you wouldn’t react, there’s also a limit to how long you’d wait before checking out the sound. A grown person calling for help is one thing, but a baby crying is just different. Impossible to ignore for biological reasons which is also touched upon in this movie.
There are some twists along the way in this TUBI original that I really enjoyed. And yes, even though I called the main twists early on, I still enjoyed watching it all unfold. Trying to guess twists has become quite a bad habit of mine, I’m afraid. I blame (and thank) M. Night Shyamalan and Black Mirror for teaching me to look for clues and notice details from the get-go.
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The director of Sorry, Charlie is Colton Tran who has another horror movie coming out very soon – the title is The Bell Keeper and it also has Kathleen Kenny in the cast. Luke Genton wrote the screenplay and also wrote the previous movie directed by Colton Tran and the upcoming The Bell Keeper.
Plus, they have an additional movie in pre-production which is also a horror movie. That one is titled Sketch and comes from Lance Bass Production with JoJo Siwan attached to star. Color me intrigued! Clearly the two make a solid genre movie duo. Even if their previous movie Snow Falls is currently at a 2.9 rating on IMDb.
I do have to mention that both in terms of physical appearance, method, and motive, “The Gentleman” is one of the most intriguing villains I’ve come across in quite some time. And to think he’s in this very short feature film on TUBI. Nothing bad about the platform, but it just feels like this character (and Charlie as well) could’ve been used in a much bigger production.
The thriller world premiered at the 2023 Popcorn Frights Film Festival in Miami, Florida. Now it’s on TUBI and you should definitely check it out. The ending of Sorry, Charlie alone is more than enough reason to be happy you did!
Sorry, Charlie is exclusively on Tubi from October 6, 2023.
Director: Colton Tran
Writer: Luke Genton
Stars: Kathleen Kenny, Travis William Harris, Maria Olsen, Marisa Brown, Colton Tran, Olivia Khoshatefeh, Kyle Kittredge, Cathy Marks
A remote helpline volunteer becomes targeted by “The Gentleman”, a stranger who lures women from their homes with a recording of a crying baby.