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Ireland | USA, English, 98 mins

  • Director: Neil Jordan
  • Writer: Neil Jordan; Ray Wright
  • Producer: Lawrence Bender; James Flynn; Sidney Kimmel; John Penotti

CGiii Comment

It's been quite a while since [Oscar-winning] Neil Jordan graced us with his directorial presence...he won that Oscar for Best Screenplay...he won't be winning anything for this!

The writing is laughably bad. The performances are [at times] unintentionally hysterical. The plotholes...gaping chasms. The logic...well, there is no logic.

Quick...a chance to escape...look, there's a [partially] glass [fronted] door and all those ground-level windows I could smash to freedom...but, no...I'll go down to the [inescapable] basement instead. Jings...is that a body-bag!?! Boof!!! Back to where I started!!! What a bummer!

Now...is she a Sapphic stalker or just a mean, old mad mamma hellbent on murder!?! Take your pick...in this film, take nothing at face value!

Isabelle Huppert - Goddess of Arthouse - can [and usually does] turn any old script to her advantage. Not this one...when she gets her finger chopped off...you'll be howling. It's the campest finger-chopping scene ever filmed!

As for Stephen Rea's [short-lived] most incompetent private investigator [of all time]...well, the highlight [of this scene] is when Ms Huppert dances...it's genius!

Perhaps, a point has been missed...perhaps, yes, maybe...Neil Jordan's intention was to do his own version of Serial Mom - if so, it's [darkly] hysterical. If not, it's an embarrassing howler!


The(ir) Blurb...

A young woman befriends a lonely widow who's harboring a dark and deadly agenda towards her.

Cast & Characters

Chloë Grace Moretz as Frances
Maika Monroe as Erica
Isabelle Huppert as Greta
Zawe Ashton as Alexa
Colm Feore
Angela Thompson as Subway Love Interest
Stephen Rea
Jeff Hiller as Henri
Parker Sawyers as Gary
Jane Perry as Animal Shelter Worker
Graeme Thomas King as Brian
Rosa Escoda as Lim's Date
Thaddeus Daniels as Officer Deroy
Jessica Preddy asActress
Romii Reilly as Woman in City Square

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