The Invisible Man (2020 film)

2020 film directed by Leigh Whannell

The Invisible Man is a 2020 film in which a woman's abusive ex takes his own life and leaves her his fortune, but she suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of coincidences turn lethal, she works to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.

Directed and written by Leigh Whannell, based on characters and concepts created by H. G. Wells for The Invisible Man.
What You Can't See Can Hurt You

Cecilia Kass

  • He said that wherever I went, he would find me, walk right up to me, and I wouldn't be able to see him.
  • [as she's about to use the pen she stole to cut her wrist] You won't get the baby. And you won't get me. [she starts to cut her wrist, but Adrian grabs her hand] There you are. [she uses the pen to stab him repeatedly, causing the suit to malfunction] Fuck you!


Emily Kass: [arriving to pick up Cecilia] Cecilia, what is going on? Are you okay?
Cecilia Kass: I'll explain later. Just go, Emily. Go.
[suddenly Adrian's shows up and bangs on the car window]
Adrian Griffin: Open the fucking door, Cecilia!
Emily Kass: What is happening?
Adrian Griffin: Open the door!
[Adrian smashes the car window and Emily quickly drives off]

Cecilia Kass: [Emily comes to visit Cecilia at James's house] This is not fair. I asked you not to come over. He knows where you live. He will follow you.
Emily Kass: Yes, well, I have some news.
Cecilia Kass: There is no news that justifies this. Okay I have a plan. And I just, I need you to go along with it, and just not being in control for one second.
Emily Kass: I'm not trying to control you, boo. I'm desperately trying to tell you that you don't need to cut me off anymore. Because he's dead.
Cecilia Kass: What? [after finding out Adrian died from an apparent suicide] It just doesn't make any sense. He was in complete control of everything, you know? Including me. He controlled how I looked, and what I wore, and what I ate. And then it was controlling when I left the house, and what I said. And eventually, what I thought. And if he didn't like what he assumed I was thinking, he would...
James Lanier: He'd what? He would hit you?
Cecilia Kass: Amongst other things. He wanted to have a baby. And I knew that if we did that, that I would never be able to get away from him. So I took birth control without him knowing it. But, um, that can only go on for so long, so I called you.
Emily Kass: Hey. You are here with us now. And you're safe. He's gone.

[Cecilia goes to see Emily for help]
Cecilia Kass: Emily, I need to talk to you.
Emily Kass: Well, at least now we have clarity. Now I know what you really think of me.
Cecilia Kass: What?
Emily Kass: Thanks so much for carving out the time to let me know how - quote, unquote - "suffocating" I am to you.
Cecilia Kass: What? What are you...
Emily Kass: Not that I should have to say this, but I never expected any of that money.
Cecilia Kass: Emily, I-I don't... I don't know what you're talking about.
Emily Kass: The e-mail - the e-mail you sent me this morning.
Cecilia Kass: What e-mail?
Emily Kass: If that's how you feel about me, don't ask me to bail you out of your personal life anymore. If you're too stupid to know who the good guys are and too weak to get away from the bad ones, don't sob to me for charity. I'm out.
Cecilia Kass: I didn't send you the fucking e-mail. I didn't. Someone is-is-is doing this to me. He's-he's doing this to me.
Emily Kass: Who's... Adrian? [pause] Adrian sent me the e-mail. Okay. [pause] You need some medication. Adrian is dead.
Cecilia Kass: Em, please, no.
[Emily closes and locks the door on Cecilia]

Tom Griffin: It's upsetting to see you in this condition. Even though things ended badly for you and Adrian, I still look at you as family.
Cecilia Kass: Are you my lawyer now?
Tom Griffin: I'm your lawyer for your source of income. I represent my brother's trust. The money from his trust was payable to you, conditional upon you not being subject to criminal charges of any kind, or being ruled to be mentally incompetent. Now in light of your current situation, it's my duty to inform you that any further payments are to be halted. I know that you set up a bank account for a friend of yours to go to college, so I take no pleasure in relaying that.
Cecilia Kass: I used to feel sorry for you. The blood relative of a narcissist sociopath. Permanent punching bag. Handcuffed to his wallet. But now I can see you for what you really are. You're just the jellyfish version of him. Everything but the spine.
Tom Griffin: I mean you can try to litigate it. But that's going to be an expensive option, I can't see it working. However if you sign this document, and forfeit your share of the trust, it'll be a lot cleaner. Or there's one option where this all goes away. Agree to have the baby, and you go back to him. You really think he didn't know you were really using birth control? Of course he did. You should have known he'd find out. You knew him as well as I did. He replaced them with something else. You only thought you were taking birth control pills. He was always going to find you, no matter what he had to do. He needs you because you don't need him. No one's ever left him before. But he's punished you enough now. Now that he knows you're the mother of his child. It's time to stop playing games. A new life with him can be given to you with one phone call. A life just like your old one with Adrian. Cecilia, you don't really have a choice right now. Right now you're a murderer. But I can change that.
Cecilia Kass: Adrian killed my sister, and you helped him!
[She grabs one of Tom's pens as he's distracted picking up the documents she threw to the floor]
Tom Griffin: I don't expect you to make a decision right now. I can come back in three days. Be good to yourself until then. We'll be watching.

Cecilia Kass: James. Tell me you don't think I did this. Tell me you know that. I may as well have done it, though.
[James shakes his head]
Cecilia Kass: I brought Adrian into her life. I did that.
James Lanier: I shouldn't have walked out on you and left you alone. I failed you.

Adrian Griffin: You think you're learning how to beat me, so I'm going to truly teach you something. If you fight me, I won't ever hurt you. I'll find someone you love and hurt them instead. Now you've only got yourself to blame for that innocent young girl's death.
Cecilia Kass: No, please! Not Sydney. Adrian, no.

Adrian Griffin: [after Cecilia contacts Adrian and sets up a meeting at his house] Wow, you look amazing. I mean, you've always, you always look amazing.
Cecilia Kass: I don't feel amazing. It's all a lie.
Adrian Griffin: So I wanted to get us some simple takeout but of course, I started obsessing over what you'd be in the mood for. Hence, we have the OCD buffet of sushi, steak, and pasta. Or you might not be hungry at all. Uh, which is so logical that it suddenly makes this feast look moronic.
Cecilia Kass: I'll have steak.
Adrian Griffin: That's a good choice.
[they sit at the dinner table to eat]
Adrian Griffin: My hands are shaking. You know you're the only person in the world who gets to see my hand shake. It's because I need you, Cecilia. I know I didn't treat you the way you should have been treated when we were together. But I've learned my lesson. I would burn everything I own just to prove that to you.
Cecilia Kass: If you want to be a part of this child's life, it has to start with honesty.
Adrian Griffin: Of course.
Cecilia Kass: Which means I need you to admit everything that you did. That it was you. Not your brother. You.
Adrian Griffin: Cecilia, I loved my brother. And I thought he loved me too. I know it didn't seem like it to the outside world, but Tom controlled me.
Cecilia Kass: Just tell me the truth. I need to know that I'm not crazy, okay? And we can't start this with a lie.
Adrian Griffin: But I'm not starting with a lie. It wasn't me. I swear it.
Cecilia Kass: Why can't you just tell me the truth?
Adrian Griffin: I am.
Cecilia Kass: Adrian, stop! I need you to do this for me.
[James is shown sitting in his car listening in on their conversation over a wire]
Cecilia Kass: But more than that, do it for you, Adrian.
Adrian Griffin: I'm giving you exactly what you're asking for, Cecilia. I am telling you the truth.
[She begins to cry, Adrian goes over to comfort her]
Adrian Griffin: Oh, no, no, no. I know that you feel like you're going insane sometimes but I'm the only one who can help you. Remember? Because I know you better than anyone else in the world. I mean, that shouldn't come as a surprise.
[He smiles at her knowingly]
Cecilia Kass: I should go clean myself up.
Adrian Griffin: Of course.
[She goes to the bathroom]

James Lanier: Hey, hey. You okay?
Cecilia Kass: It's okay...
James Lanier: You okay? What...
Cecilia Kass: I'm okay. I'm okay. James, look at me. I'm okay. He killed himself. He cut his own throat. There's security camera video of it.
[James sees Cecilia carrying the invisibility suit in her bag making a soft and rapid clicking sound]
James Lanier: You never did want to get him to admit anything on tape, did you?
Cecilia Kass: Of course I did. I just didn't know he was that unstable.
[James stares at Cecilia]
Cecilia Kass: You heard it, right? James? What'd it sound like to you?
James Lanier: [hesitates] It sounded a lot like he killed himself.