Movie Review: Greta
This film is directed by Neil Jordan and it stars Chloe Grace Moretz, Isabelle Huppert, Maika Monroe, Zawe Ashton, and Colm Feore.
This film is about Frances (Chloe Moretz) who finds a purse in a subway and decides to return it to its owner Greta (Isabelle Huppert). Frances is grieving her mother’s loss and finds consolation in Greta. Greta is a lonely woman who has multiple handbags and purposely leaves them on the subway so someone can return it to her. Greta is a woman who isn’t mentally stable and when her behavior changes little by little Frances finds herself in a possessive friendship.
My daughter @its_me_kassanda_ just told me that this film is the reason why she’ll never return a lost item lol. So be careful and don’t lose anything because if she (@its_me_kassanda_ ) comes across it she won’t return it, thanks to this film. I didn’t know what to exactly expect from this film but I can state that I was underwhelmed by this film. What I got was a suspenseful somewhat horror film. The story is interesting but hard to believe as someone who has lost a mother. Personally the last thing I’d want is to replace my mother as I’d do everything possible to avoid the pain of loss again. Some of the decisions made in this film by Frances just make no logical sense to me but again everyone is different. I’m sure everyone have their own unique way of grieving but this film made me think a lot. Some scenes were highly suspenseful and the ending was quite predictable (for me). Something that worked in this movie was the music. The music worked as a suspense character. Isabelle Huppert, as Greta, was very good in fact she was excellent if not superb. I’m not the biggest fan of Chloe and her character didn’t do much for me. In some scenes her acting didn’t work for me and adding the bad dialogue may have made it a bit worse. The film was too long and it wasn’t for me. The movie never got me nor it gave me a reason to care for any character. Dialogue was weak and didn’t work for me. Overall this film was just another suspenseful film that doesn’t accomplish nothing more than to scare a 13 yr old (my daughter) to never return a lost item.
I give this film a 4.0 out of 10