The Plot: Reed, a married man with a baby, checks in a hotel with the plan of murdering a prostitute. When Jackie arrives, he got more than he bargains for and a cat and mouse game begins.
The Movie: Nicolas Pesce’s previous movie was the disturbing THE EYES OF MY MOTHER, a serious movie with a very slow pace. Now he gives us another psychological horror thriller, but this time with a dark sense of humor and a faster pace.
Pratically with just with two actors, the excellent Mia Wasikowska and Christopher Abbott, this is an obsessive portrait of two psychotic characters to whom there’s no boundaries. They dangerous game and the imagination of Reed gives us an immersive experience, that may be too strong for some people.
This isn’t a great movie, but an interesting little movie that manages to tell its story in less than 90 minutes (a rarity nowadays) and kept me glued to my chair. Give it a chance!
My Rate: 6 (from 1 to 10)