GRETA

Greta

Acclaimed writer/director Neil Jordan (The Crying Game, Interview with a Vampire, The Good Thief) is back with his latest, a highly entertaining yet flawed film in the classic “stalker movie” tradition (that’s so cheesy/low-budget feeling at times that it ought to of aired on TV rather than play in movie theaters). A young lady, Frances (Chloë Grace Moretz) finds a purse left behind on the subway and returns it to a lonely widow, Greta (Isabelle Huppert). The two hit it off instantly, but as time moves on Frances starts to see that Greta has a dark, possibly deadly agenda against her, especially when it is revealed that Greta left her purse on the subway on purpose (in hopes that someone like Frances would find it and then come find her with it). Extremely decent acting from Moretz and Huppert, but it’s kind of wasted on a so-so unfocused script that has a few too many odd, random, over-the-top, and unbelievable moments. Still, albeit being cliché-ridden and laugh-out-loud cheesy at times (it’s one of those “it’s so bad it’s funny” movies), the movie isn’t boring by any means.

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