I am weirdly conflicted about this film. I could argue that it feels like two different stories squashed together, but I also wonder if that wasn’t the point? To make the Hollywood/publishing industry scenes feel more unrealistic and highlight the family drama more in contrast as a way to ultimately prove the story’s premise. Which, in that case, is kind of genius? I hadn’t ever heard of the book it was based on, but I did appreciate the references to…
I’d say this is borderline 3.75?? And may possibly go up upon repeat viewings?
The visuals (sets, props, costumes, makeup, hair 👨🏻🍳💋👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻) and overall homage to quirky 80s dark comedies and old Hollywood horror films have my heart !!!!
I think the heavy-handed focus toward paying tribute to films in this style combined with a weaker storyline overtakes what Zelda Williams and Diablo Cody were trying to do. It’s such a good (seemingly harmonious) combo, artistically, though - I would…