Sunday, April 6, 2014
Under The Skin: Out Of This World
At times baffling, unsettling and upsetting, this is a movie not to be missed by moviegoers who are willing to wait in wonder for most of the 147 minutes. For this reason, the Movie Slut warms readers away from The New York Times review, which gives away everything in the first sentence. And it doesn't even have the grace to say "spoiler alert."
Luckily, MS read the review after seeing the movie.
Under The Skin gives new meaning to the term "art house film." It's a melange of modern art, music, and even dance. Scarlett Johansson stars as a mysterious and exquisite young woman. Who is she? What is she doing? Why is she doing it?
Don't worry, you find out everything in the end. And it all adds up. When you look back at her every act and action, it makes perfect sense.
Beautifully scripted, choreographed and filmed (in Scotland), this is a movie for people with patience and fortitude. It helps to have an open mind, too.