In Dave Franco’s directorial debut, 4 pals resolve to get away for a couple of days and head to the Oregon coast in The Rental. What comes subsequent is a narrative of betrayal and bloodshed – and a little bit of a twist ending. If you have not but seen this thriller and need to know precisely what occurs earlier than you hit “play,” hold studying to search out out the main storylines and the ending.
Married couple Charlie (Dan Stevens) and Michelle (Alison Brie), together with Charlie’s brother Josh (Jeremy Allen White) and his girlfriend Mina (Sheila Vand), hire a seaside home for a getaway, however they run into hassle earlier than they even go away residence. Mina is mad as a result of when she tries to ebook the home, her request is denied, however when Charlie requests to ebook it after her, his request goes by way of. She instantly assumes it is as a result of she’s a girl of coloration and Charlie is a white man. Once they arrive on the home, Mina confronts the caretaker Taylor (Toby Huss) about it and is postpone by his angle.
However, Taylor and his creepy aura go away the home and the 4 pals settle in. On the primary evening, Charlie, Josh, and Mina resolve to get excessive whereas Michelle sleeps, which results in Mina and Charlie hooking up within the scorching tub after which within the bathe. Apart from Mina courting Charlie’s brother, Mina and Charlie additionally work collectively, and after a group of drug-induced compliments concerning the others’ work, they fall into one another and begin making out, which then results in extra.
The following day, Michelle embarks on the hike she was trying ahead to and solely Josh accompanies her. Whereas Charlie and Mina are working off their hangovers, Mina realizes the bathe head has a digicam in it. When she tells Charlie and says they need to name the police, he realizes the opposite bathe additionally has a digicam, which implies it caught them within the act the evening earlier than. To maintain from telling Josh and Michelle what occurred, they resolve to brush off the hidden cameras.
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Later that day when everyone seems to be again on the home, Josh realizes his canine, Reggie, is lacking. Michelle decides to get excessive on her personal this evening, so she’s probably not serving to seek for Reggie. She’s as a substitute attempting to make the recent tub work, but it surely will not. She calls Taylor to return over and repair it, and Josh asks Taylor if he took the canine. He fixes the recent tub, however earlier than he leaves, Mina decides to confront him concerning the cameras within the showers. He claims he has no concept what is going on on, however he and Mina get right into a scuffle that results in Josh knocking him unconscious.
Whereas the 4 resolve what to do with him, a masked intruder – who’s seemingly behind all of this – is available in and suffocates Taylor, killing him. Everybody panics and decides to do away with Taylor’s physique as soon as they understand he is useless (although they do not perceive how he died). Josh, Charlie, and Mina take him out to a cliff to push him off. Whereas they’re doing this, the intruder performs the footage of Charlie and Mina within the bathe on one of many TVs for Michelle to see. In a match of rage, she will get within the automotive to go away, with Charlie chasing her. She tells him she is aware of what he did, and he claims it means nothing. She leaves anyway however will get a flat tire within the woods.
Charlie will get a textual content from Michelle asking for assist, and when he goes to her, he journeys over her useless physique and is then attacked by the masked intruder. Again in the home, Josh and Mina are looking for footage when the intruder exhibits up. He kills Josh and, as Mina tries to flee, she runs off the cliff as a result of she will’t see by way of the fog. On the subsequent gentle, the intruder is seen eradicating all his cameras and recording gadgets from the home, and in walks Reggie, who was nice all alongside.
The intruder then seemingly rents a brand new place, makes a duplicate of the important thing, crops his cameras, and waits for his subsequent victims, proving that he truly had no ties to the earlier home or visitors. He is simply out to kill vacationers.