A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
True evil must face consequences. Revenge can perpetuate violence.
Positive Role Models
The main character tries to get her life back on course, and attempts to help the younger woman when she falls ill.
Violence & Scariness
Frequent violent, blood-spattered images; grisly killings, shocking hallucinations. Pushes boundaries of the "eww" factor -- projectile vomiting, insects invade human, dismemberment. References rape and child abuse with scary flashbacks.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Sexual situations with nudity; same-sex lovemaking. Full-frontal male nudity. Sexual threats and intimidation.
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Frequent profanity: "f--k," "s--t," "bad ass," "son of a bitch," "c--t." Vomiting and defecation.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Characters drink alcohol, some drunkenness. Hallucinogenic drugs are administered.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Perfection, a female-driven horror movie, pushes the envelope of gore and brutality. Viewers can expect many scenes of frenzied violence with all manner of weapons. These scenes result in staples of the horror genre -- blood-soaked clashes, horribly-wounded victims, and grisly deaths. Sexual situations are integral to the plot: a scene in which two women engage in sex with partial nudity, and references and flashbacks to child rape, along with soft-focus shots of full-frontal male nudity. Profanity is frequent (i.e., "f--k," "s--t," "ass," "c--t," son of a bitch), as well as on-camera vomiting and defecation. Alcohol is consumed; some drunkenness. Ibuprofen and prescription drugs are ingested, often with harrowing outcomes. Hallucinogenic drugs are administered. Carefully photographed to elicit maximum shock and revulsion, the twisting, often surprising, story isn't for kids. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Director Richard Shepard and his willing cast deliver a provocative, original, and gruesome psychological thriller that will surprise, repel, and satisfy fans who love bizarrely-clever horror films. Twists and turns come both when you expect them and when you don't. Viewers shouldn't look too closely at every plot point (Why in the world would Lizzie be sent away at such an inopportune time?), but a willingness to suspend disbelief throughout will be rewarded by the film's spectacularly freakish resolution. And, the less you know about the story going in, the better. The Perfection is only suitable for grownups with strong stomachs and an affinity for the macabre.
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