The Perfection

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Violent, gory horror-thriller; language, sex, nudity.

NR 2019 90 minutes

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 16+

Based on 11 reviews

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age 18+

Sexual Abuse & Complete Cringefest Ending

First off, I'm a young adult, not a parent, but as a woman, I was so utterly disappointed with this movie and felt the need to steer as many people away from it as I could because it is NOT preaching the right messages about sexual abuse...While this movie gives you the overall impression that it will be a classical music variation of Black Swan, this is not at all the case. Why actresses Logan Browning from Dear White People and Allison Williams from Get Out would choose to be a part of this movie is beyond me! This movie is not at ALL what was advertised or promised to me... If you have a weak stomach, this movie is not for you and if you are a survivor of sexual abuse, this movie is also NOT for you, as much is it may try to convince you otherwise...Without actually spoiling the ending, I will instead tiptoe around and give you a gist of why it's so messed up: Basically, the writers of this movie used sexual abuse/rape as a plot device for revenge in the last 15 minutes of the movie and the motives are SO. QUESTIONABLE. One character literally justifies heavily drugging another character, feeding into their hallucinations, and persuading them to cut off their hand as a way of escaping their abuser. It's supposed to be this "eye-opening," empowering, epiphany moment, when really, it was just an excuse to use gore in a movie. And if you're familiar with the gory daylight horror film Midsommar, then let me tell you— this ending's gotta be its watered-down, still disturbing cousin. Now, rape is a terrible, terrible, serious, inexecusable crime, but having its female victims counteract it with more violence is not the answer— That's just not what feminism's about! Sorry not sorry! Getting closure and professional help is one thing, but getting revenge is another. That being said, if you want ACTUAL good thriller recommendations, check out Parasite or Black Swan. Both are EXCELLENT excellent films!! Highly recommend.
age 15+

a prefect Movie

This title has:

Too much sex

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