When you mix the psychedelic with science fiction, what you get is the ultimate stoner film. And we've got Queen Amidala and Poe Dameron in this for nerd legitimacy. There are some terrifying concepts which will make you feel more blazed then you intended. And when it's over, you are not going to be able to shake this easily. So fire up and let the shimmer make mold you into a new you.
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Scarlette Johnansson's movie roots are nerd movies (Ghost World is my exhibit A). She seems to fluctuate between films that give fan boys' boners, waking them from their graphic novel REM sleep, to major motion pictures. These days, these are now one and the same. Thanks Comic-Con.
However, Under the Skin is somewhere in between those two worlds, in a place where literature and ambitious storytelling come together to produce a film whose pretensions you go home with at the end of the night with, knowing that it might be a terrible idea. So why does this make such a stunningly high grade (pun always intended) in regard to MMN dedication to weed addled entertainment? The movie works on multiple levels, easily morphing from science fiction to horror to art cinema to just a weird foreign film with a huge A list actress in it. And all these elements are very well balanced...and if that doesn't do it for you, well, there are some very long nude scenes ScarJo does which leave nothing to the imagination.
Mr. Skin just came reading this.
So, I'm going to go out there and say this film has something for everyone...except for the kids. Yeah, not the kids. You are going to have to see this without them around unless you were planning on gifting them a few weeks of nightmares.
I must have watched this film about ten or twelve times so it's fair to say I became a little obsessed. This overlooked science fiction film should be in your top 20 with it's absolutely mind-blowing (but subtle) climax. If you even felt like selling yourself out, this is a profound cautionary tale.
Woody Allen was not afraid to take on any genre and make it stupid enough to laugh at. If you don't like this movie, go straight to the morgue because you are officially dead inside.
Much like David Lynch, I love the 50s, science fiction, rock & roll and the rebel outsider. The Ghastly Love of Johnny X seems to have it all, but be warned, fellow movie watching stoners, a good trailer does not necessarily make one a fine movie.
Currently, this film is making the round on the festival circuit. I hope it finds a distributor.