Paul’s review published on Letterboxd:
when the cast was revealed and the logline given for the film i had a feeling id like it. I love the concept and Gen Z satire isn’t something I immediately get annoyed by—we’re very specific and it’s easy to make fun of us. I get it. I do it all the time. I thought it was really funny and how it…addresses the genre was interesting and worked for me.
It definitely falls in the ‘A24 movie I love yet completely understand somebody hating’ camp though as it makes such big swings and choices as their movies do that I can completely understand someone coming out not liking it. I loved it. I was thoroughly entertained up until the end and that even got a chuckle out of me.
It does this thing that some of the best yet extremely polarizing A24 movies do (Spring Breakers, The Bling Ring) where every character is so vapid, so self absorbed and comically toxic that the story is often fueled by what happens when these exaggerated archetypes get around each other for too long. hint: chaos
There’s some more specific stuff around theme and meaning that I’m slowly figuring out the brilliance of as time goes on so on another watch I might be more specific in my review but yeah. Love me some chaos