For the last couple of weeks I’ve heard countless things (mostly bad) about this film and how awful and let down a lot of people were. I also saw the trailer and was like nah so I skipped it. Cut to a few weeks later and people are STILL bitching about it, so i decided to give it a go last night. And I mean how bad could it be with all the A-listers in it right?! Wrong… well kind of. To start off I give the film a 3/4 stars simply for the acting and story plot line alone. The rest did fall flat. As a horror film and a film released through Netflix the horror and gore should have gone all the way. But they barley touched the surface. Even the few sex scenes were lack luster. I will say jake gyllenhall( I’m sure I spelt that wrong) SOLD this movie and acted his ass off. And that’s saying a lot. The characters in this movie were ALL completely unlikeable and I found myself saying good when they died. The only good character in this movie was 22 year old art assistant coco. I did feel bad for her. And somewhat for jakes character towards the end when he realized what was going on and tried to stop it. But it was too late. As the only one who tries to right his wrongs somewhat, I think he should have lived. I completely HATED josephina, which I think was the point. She was cold, bland, fame/money hungry and ruthless. The actress played her to a T. Because I’m pretty sure if she’s ever in anything else I won’t like her. The film is about the LA ART SCENE. And how pretentious and snooty and money hungry they all (seem) to be. One day josephina discovers her neighbor has died and has left behind a collection of really depressing but really good art. Afcourse she decides to STEAL IT AND PROFIT FROM IT, cause that’s the moral thing to do right?! And all hell breaks loose. I don’t wanna spoil too much. But it’s a worth a watch just for a laugh or to be confused. Or to watch jake gyllenhall act his ass off( and stare at his amazing body). But either way it wasn’t as bad as everyone tried to make it. It just needed more, more gore and horror. I will say the last scene completely threw me and was the best scene of the whole film. so 3/4 for creativity and acting. But it could have been so much better!!
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