I love movies. I watch as many as I can as often as I can. I would like to think my opinion matters.
I love a good mystery thriller. Adrien Brody playing a character similar to his character in Hollywoodland, hired by a really hot woman to investigate her husbands death. It’s film noir mixed with some erotic thriller. Brody is great and Yvonne Strahovski my goodness!
The locations are great, the performances are great. It’s gonna rely on the mystery, and for me I was never quite sure where it was going and was genuinely surprised where it ended up. The ending packs a little punch when you learn what the movie is really about and what i think it’s aiming for.
It’s on Amazon Prime, watch it.
When the movie starts, and the two leads start dancing outside their car, and the music cuts off, and they keep going, I knew I was in for a mess. Then, when they are talking on a bench at school, and a vanilla ice looking character pulls up in a tricked out ride and they both joke about him being “the 1%” as they were just discussing how one of the friends was going to Yale, I knew this movie…
I have now seen three films from this director and I haven't liked one. The Handmaiden is by far his worst. It's a soft core porn disguised as a some sort of love triangle thriller. The movie is downright irresponsible in how it objectifies its two lead female performances. I don't get the hype. It's crap. Sure it looks nice, but I felt dirty watching it. Like some perv was getting off on this.