Under the Skin

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:: Under the Skin :: 2014 ::
:: Jonathan Glazer ::

Acting: 8
Anxiety: 6
Atmosphere: 10
Movie Watched: 10
Appropriate Grossness: 10
Production: 8
Recommended: 10
Scares: 3
Story: 8
Unpredictable: 10

Total: 83

This movie came highly recommended by two friends, and it really lived up to the hype. I’d like to preface the movie by saying it’s super weird, not a horror movie (not really), and will take some time getting into it. If you’re anything like me, you’ll declare it pretentious and too weird after about twenty minutes, but you won’t turn it off. You won’t look at your computer, or phone, or talk to a friend. You’ll sit there and watch Scarlett Johansson get weird with some creepers. I don’t know how to properly write a synopsis, because I’m not entirely sure what the movie was about. I have theories, but to propose them would kind of ruin the plot. So I don’t know. Watch it. Trust me.

P.S. Also read the book this movie was based on, Michel Faber's Under the Skin. They're very different, and I would recommend both. I think I liked the book better than the movie, but maybe not. Read it!