Alps ★★★

Just as absurd and darkly comedic as any of his other work. Alps is fascinating because it’s able to hold it’s tone throughout, something that I think a lesser director would have difficulty with. I really liked that despite offering the service, the members of Alps are actually the ones who are suffering severe issues of longing and the need for connection. Unfortunately the thing I enjoyed most, is also the aspect that hurt the movie as an experience a little. Because the members of Alps need to impersonate other people, they are constantly learning lines and performing scenes, which does mean a lot of the dialogue comes off as wooden and unnatural (even more so considering this is a Lanthimos movie). So while I really enjoyed each actors performance, and their ability to embody other people, I didn’t see enough of a difference between their “normal” lives, and them performing their services.

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