''The Invisible'' is a 2007 ForeignRemake of the Swedish film ''Den Osynlige'' starring Justin Chatwin and Margarita Levieva: Nick Powell, rich and bored and almost done with high school, hates his life. His mother has his career all planned out for him, but he would rather run away to London and study creative writing - he's even bought a plane ticket. Meanwhile, his best friend Pete owes a debt to thief and gang leader Annie Newton. When someone sells Annie out, she suspects Pete, who decides to pin it on Nick, thinking that Nick has already left for London. Except Nick's decided not to go...

We see Annie and her thugs beat the living tar out of Nick (it doesn't help that Nick takes the opportunity to taunt Annie's "brokenness"). We watch it get out of hand. We see Annie and her thugs leave him for dead in a sewer. And then, next morning, we see Nick walking down the road into town, not a scratch on him, and wondering why nobody can see him...

Not so much a mystery or a thriller as a beautifully shot character piece, all mists and gray skies of the Pacific Northwest, with cruelly effective {{imagine spot}}s, CharacterDevelopment and a BittersweetEnding.

The Invisible was the last film to be released by Creator/HollywoodPictures.

!!''The Invisible'' contains examples of:

* ActionGirl: Annie has no problem using a gun.
* AnAstralProjectionNotAGhost: [[spoiler: Nick is still alive but he needs Annie to save his comatose body before he succumbs to the wounds.]]
* AnimalMotifs: Birds. Annie's a BrokenBird, Nick [[spoiler:realizes he's not dead]] during a scene involving a sparrow, and the final scene has Victor with a bird on his shirt.
* AteHisGun: Nick (almost) in his dream.
* BastardBoyfriend: Annie's boyfriend Marcus was a complete jerk who had no problem shooting her in the gut when she tried to get the location of Nick's body out of him.
* BerserkButton: Nick might have walked away with a cracked rib or two if he hadn't kept calling Annie "broken".
* BlackHumor: Nick's (kind-of second) suicide attempt dream. Admit it, you laughed.
* BigSisterInstinct: Annie stands up to her step mom for her brother, makes sure he has something to eat, and tries to inspire him to be better then her.
* BittersweetEnding: See RedemptionEqualsDeath.
** Some could argue it's a DownerEnding.
* BrokenBird: Annie, and calling her that name is her BerserkButton.
* ChildrenAreInnocent: Victor, Annie's little brother.
* CoolCar: Annie's gorgeous black muscle car.
* DeadpanSnarker: Both Annie and Nick. After a fight:
-->'''Principle Whitcliff:''' Does anybody want to explain what happened?
-->'''Nick:''' She finds me irresistible?
* {{Determinator}}: While it's true that stomach wounds don't kill right away, [[spoiler: Annie just got more and more badass the closer she got to death.]]
* FlatlinePlotline: Nick is "dead" enough to become a ghost, but it turns out he isn't ''quite'' dead yet, and once his body is found they are able to revive him.
* ForeignRemake: To "Den Osynlige"
* FreudianExcuse: And a fairly legitimate one, at that. Annie may be a crook, but she also grew up in a poor family and her parents are horrible people. That said, Nick doesn't buy into it, rightly pointing out that Annie's poor home life doesn't justify her killing him.
* GenderFlip: In the original film [[spoiler: Nick dies when Annie pulls the plug on him because he asked her to]]
* [[ISeeDeadPeople I See]] [[spoiler:Almost]] [[ISeeDeadPeople Dead People]]: After a while, Nick realizes that Annie can hear him.
* ImagineSpot: Done very creepily with the way Nick imagines doing things, and then realizes he's affected nothing.
* InvisibleToNormals: Nick is invisible to everyone, and his presence can only (barely, and not consistently it seems) be felt by Annie. And animals.
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: Annie tells her step mom that if anything happens to her little brother Victor she'll come back and kill her step mom.
* LonelyRichKid: Nick.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Annie, after realizing she may have just killed Nick.
* NotSoDifferent: Nick and Annie are both broken, just in different ways.
* NotSoStoic: Nick's mother, when she breaks down at her desk. It finally gets through to Nick how much pain she's been through.
* OnlyMostlyDead: Nick realizes this in a wonderful little scene with a bird.
-->[[spoiler:'''Nick''': I'm alive. Holy shit, I'm alive!]]
* ParentalAbandonment: Annie's mother is dead, Nick's father is dead, and Nick's mother has shut herself off emotionally from her son.
* PetTheDog: The first time Nick sees Annie doing this, he's furious that she's "act[ing] human."
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Annie]]
* ShowerScene: Annie
* TrailersAlwaysLie: The film's tone and story arc is a bit different from what'd you expect from the trailer, implying that Nick needed to "solve the mystery of [his] death" but it's pretty clear what happened in the actual film. The trailer also implies that Nick and Annie already have a love-interest bond; [[spoiler: Annie's a gang leader whose actions led to his death in the first place.]]
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: A certain trailer included a strange old man that revealed to Nick (and the audience) that [[spoiler:he was in limbo, he couldn't contact anyone, and that he had the potential to get back into his body]]. The kicker? Annoyingly, this character was ''cut out'' of the movie!
* WhamLine: An interesting case of a line that is one not because of what was said, but purely that it was spoken at all:
-->'''Nick:''' They'll catch you, Annie!\\
''' Annie:''' Never!
** This line thus reveals that Nick, previously InvisibleToNormals, can be seen and heard by Annie, a fact that goes on to drive the remainder of the plot.