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Greta

A young woman befriends a lonely widow who is not who she seems.
Psychological Thriller
Horror for Beginners

 

United States
Ireland
2018
Feature Film
Realism: 
Plausible
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Trickster: 
Impostor
Lurer
6
Doesn't get old!
4
6
7.04
7.04
3
3
3
Performances
Pace
Dialogue
If you don’t know what you’re getting into, you might think this movie is about two generations of women coming together and exploring their differences, each offering the other what they can’t get otherwise. One could use a surrogate mother; the other misses her daughter. Their blooming relationship will break your heart, but don’t cry, yet. This is not that movie.
We’ve had about every permutation of unhealthy relationships imaginable in the 1990s and beyond, so attempting to rekindle a dormant genre is a bold move. Has Chloë Grace Moretz ever been in a bad movie? She’s excellent as always. Maika Monroe’s character is probably too small for her talent. We’ve seen Isabelle Huppert in a bunch of stuff, but nothing quite like this.
There are no romantic relationships in this psychological thriller. It’s all about authentic and unrequited friendship. There are no pivotal male roles in this script either. Cops are mostly male, we get a few minutes of Frances’ dad, played by Colm Feore, but that’s about it. This film is a visual magnet. It’s a drug. It will nail you to your seat.
Alternate Titles: 
Stalker
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