Well I had no idea at all this was not in English so that was a little surprise during the opening credits. Simultaneously the most 90s and most Euro movie; it’s pretty ridiculous. Stylish as hell and pretty cool, I just felt a little let down by each of the three endings. I don’t want to criticize Lola for her decisions as she only had 20 minutes to come up with a large sum of money, but her plans were…
So much more than the synopsis gives it credit for. Was expecting a gimmicky “horror” movie that relies solely on the gross-out factor to be effective. Instead we get an uncomfortable and emotional movie that deals with some heavier topics. Haley Bennett is remarkably good and is so convincing in every aspect. We shift genres throughout, going from a thriller/horror vibes that gave me Get Out and Rosemary’s Baby vibes (without the chaos), to an intense drama with a heartbreaking…
A bunch of characters complain about how hard life is and then get everything they’ve ever wanted. Their stories you want to root for but the characters are so shallow and boring, when they achieve their goals, I just rolled my eyes and went “of course”. Weak writing and an incredible lack of subtlety make this quite disappointing
Don’t know how I didn’t know about this movie as a big fan of The Invitation, also directed by Karyn Kusama. It’s a decent little mystery that takes the cliche of angry male cop dealing with demons and makes it... a female cop.
There is a bit more to this though as things start to unravel slowly and we see the full picture. Pacing was probably the biggest issue as some scenes dragged on. But Nicole Kidman rocks as always…