Pugh’s performance is so nuanced, that I wasn’t sure if she was resolute to follow through in the end. No, I’m not going to tell you the end. And you shouldn’t investigate. Can we just experience movies? Stop listening to any behind-the-scenes nonsense, too. When you hire a pop-star, you get pop-star fans and that vicious internet attention is not appropriate here. Just ignore it. But, also, don’t read about the premise. You already know everything you need to know about the movie.
This movie (and arguably, many many more) is better without a ‘clue’ as to what is happening. I feel like this movie was better for the person in my group who didn’t investigate vs the one searching for ‘how’ things come about. This trailer is all you need. Stop reading more and just watch it when it come out. And, please do watch it, it’s GREAT!
I’m sure you wanna know if it’s worth your time though. It is.
Director Olivia Wilde is a master of suspense without heavy or cheap tricks. Her work is impeccably designed between the visual and audio experience. And the actors are given space to do their most fascinating work. AND the casting makes SO MUCH SENSE, but not til later in the movie. It’s a double watch movie!
Writers Katie Silberman, Carey Van Dyke, and Shane Van Dyke made great use of their several COVID shut downs to make an incredibly strong story.
Florence Pugh as “Alice Chambers” is mesmerizing. Every moment. And it is all with great purpose, not a moment wasted or rushed. Give her all the awards. Olivia Wilde as “Bunny” is energetic, purposeful, and breaks your heart over and over. Such a perfect role, unsuspecting and the perfect stand-out. Chris Pine as “Frank” is delicious, he seems to think so too. Harry Styles as “Jack Chambers” presents layers upon layers and difficult to fully grasp in the first half, but watching his performance in my next viewing will fill in so many questions! Nick Kroll as “Dean” is shockingly perfectly cast, you have no idea. KiKi Layne as “Margaret” isn’t given enough screen time for all that she does. I wanted so much more! And that’s because the movie is so well done.