Midsommar ★★★★½

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TW: Sexual assault and suicide.

Rewatching this again because it's been a while and I was in the mood to watch this again.

Midsommar follows the grief-stricken Dani (Florence Pugh) as she goes with her distant boyfriend Christian (Jack Reynor) to a commune in Sweden.

This is a stunning horror film manages to be disturbing while also talking about issues like relationships and mental illness in a really interesting way. With very little jump scares, the horror comes from the eeriness of the story. Dani's arc, especially at the end, is haunting and brilliantly executed. The scene where she weeps with the other women of the commune is a very powerful moment as it shows that she has finally found people who feel what she feels.

Florence Pugh delivers a phenomenal performance as Dani, really selling that final smile. Jack Reynor is also on great form as her emotionally distant boyfriend Christian. Vilhelm Blomgren, William Jackson Harper, Will Poulter, Ellora Torchia, Archie Madekwe and Isabelle Grill provide terrific support.

Pawel Pogorzelski's clever cinematography creates this tight atmosphere from the mainly day setting of the film. A standout sequence is easily the Ättestupa scene. Bobby Krlic's ethereal and stirring score also adds to this atmosphere, especially in the final scene.

Final thought: A brilliant and disturbing horror film.

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