An entertaining, unique thriller. Should have been PG-13.
I went into this movie with low expectations but I was highly impressed. No, it’s not the best horror/thriller film out there, and yes it has a few plot holes, but it’s different than your typical scary movie full of jump scares. The acting from Isabelle Huppert is brilliant, and she really creates a sick, infatuated character that will entertain the audience from start to finish. I believe that this movie should have been PG-13, not rated R. There is only one scene that is a bit graphic where a character’s finger is cut off, but it’s very short and almost comedic. A little bit of blood is seen, but it’s nothing teenagers cannot handle. There are a few sexual references, but again, they are just meant to be comedic. Nothing kids in middle school or high school haven’t heard. There are no sex scenes whatsoever, almost almost no nudity. A girl is briefly seen in a bathtub, but the color of the water obscures almost everything. There is also a very small amount of swearing. No F-bombs, only mild words that anyone would use in a moment of panic. Once again, I would personally allow any teenager to see this film. In my opinion, this movie actually warns the dangers of getting too close to someone without knowing anything about them. It does have some frightening scenes, but nothing that would cause nightmares. It’s a lot of psychological scares rather than cheap jump scares. It’s deffinitly more of a thriller than a horror.