Olivia Wilde directs Florence Pugh, Harry Styles and Chris Pine in this sci-fi mystery where a housewife begins to grow paranoid about her idyllic existence in a conformist community shut off from the rest of the world.
Is it The Truman Show? Is it The Matrix? Is it The Stepford Wives? Is it Get Out? Spends three acts getting to a point when most narratives have establish themselves in 30 minutes. It leaves you with too much downtime to guess ahead. The sinister stuff doesn’t hit hard enough, the sexy stuff is very front loaded. There is one stinker of a performance yet even the reliable Pugh and invaluable Pine struggle to find much room to dazzle in this glossy but sterile trap. Lacks engagement and coherence, just sits there looking pretty.
Perfect Double Bill: Spiderhead (2022)
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