As a result of a misunderstanding, high school golden boy Nick is attacked by Annie and her gang, and his body dumped in a storm drain. But he is not completely dead. Meanwhile, we see him walking around the school, and nobody is able to see or hear him. Except for Annie - the person who dealt the final blow. She is the only one who can help Nick before his undiscovered body dies completely. But she has some serious issues of her own.
The Invisible is a remake of a Swedish film, which was in turn based on a novel. It's a kind of ghost story, but with less focus on scares, and more on character development and interaction. At the beginning we see a tough, vicious girl; a cold, ultra-organised mother; and a loyal best friend. But as the story unfolds, they start to reveal the hidden sides to their personalities - the "invisible" them - which causes us to question our initial perceptions of them. This could have easily felt forced or unconvincing, but thanks to some intelligent writing and wonderful acting, it works beautifully. I found I cared a lot about the characters, including (and especially) the ones I originally disliked.
The soundtrack is superb, with clever choices of music that really add atmosphere and emotion to the scenes. The cinematography is also well done, with beautiful photography in some scenes. It is not a fast paced film, but I was still totally hooked throughout. Overall, I found it an interesting and very touching experience that I really enjoyed, and would highly recommend. 4/5