Parasite ★★★★½

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

Or, The Discreet Harm of the Bourgeoisie

What a blast! A gritty capitalist fable wedged in between a pitch-black Buñuelian class-satire and a spring-and-tooth home invasion thriller. Kind of nail-on-the-head at a few junctures and never especially surprising but that’s really more feature than bug. Frankly just beautiful to watch the whole thing gradually come together and then slowly burst apart as the various payoffs Bong sets up come into play. The free market makes prisoners of everyone—even the people it benefits. We do what we have to in order to survive—until we can’t anymore, until the things we want eat away at us from the inside out.

Can’t wait til 2024 or so when we get the inevitable far-inferior American remake titled SCAMMERS or THE NEW GIG or something starring like Rose Byrne and Jon Hamm as the rich couple and directed by Paul Feig or whoever

“She may look like a sheep, but inside, she's a fox. Sometimes she acts like she owns the house.”

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