Movie Review: Greta
Hi Everybody, and Happy Thursday!
This week is almost over, and I am super excited about my plans-free weekend of books and movies. There’s nothing quite like it.
I made a recent discovery with my library one day when I was browsing their online catalogue. They have a plethora of newer movies available, a bunch that I haven’t seen.
So I did the only rational thing a cinephile would do, start placing holds on everything!
This movie was the first one to become available, and I hopped on it. That being said, let’s get into this movie review of Greta!
This movie had thrills and chills in abundance!
When I saw the cover I remembered the movie because of how interesting the trailer seemed. The general premise is that a 20-something year old finds a bag on the subway. They return it to an older woman and get more than they bargained for.
So as the movie starts we’re introduced to Frances, who is new in the city and staying with her friend Erica.
She is having a hard time adjusting to the city and making any friends. One day, when she is on the subway, she sees a bag with no owner. Being a good Samaritan, Frances picks up the bag and returns it to a kind old woman, Greta.
As times goes by, Frances and Greta form a strong bond as friends. That is, until Frances starts discovering strange clues that suggest that Greta may have darker intentions.
Can Frances really trust this woman she doesn’t quite know? Is she just being paranoid? What does Greta have planned for her?
I really enjoyed the concept of this movie, though it’s not without its faults. Frances doesn’t have a mother in her life, so it made sense that when she is introduced to Greta, they quickly become friends. That being said, I don’t feel like we had enough backstory there. It almost felt like it was just brushed over.
Overall, the pacing was pretty good. You have your creepy moments, your oh crap moments, and your slow ones. From time to time, the pacing seems to slow down a bit too much, but it didn’t happen often enough to really impact my opinion of the film too heavily.
Lastly, the acting was great. Chloe Moretz as Frances was totally believable, and Isabelle Huppert as Greta was expertly handled. I think the character of Greta worked for me because her accent reminded me of a Finance professor I had back at the University.
Overall, this was a really nice psych thriller. Though I wouldn’t watch it again most likely, I did enjoy the experience and think the execution was solid.
Definitely worth a watch!
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