Tuesday, June 29, 2021

False Positive (2021, John Lee)

 

“Welcome to the family.”

Hints of Swallow, Rosemary’s Baby, and Gaslight, it’s the movie that will terrify you, especially if you are a woman.

Gretchen Mol’s role as Nurse Dawn calls to mind Kirsten Dunst in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind in a way.

In the Q&A for Film Independent, director John Lee explained that the genre is psychological satire. What a relief! Before knowing that, I felt guilty/weird for laughing at some bits. Note that lead actress Ilana Glazer wrote the screenplay! Justin Theroux and Pierce Brosnan will forever haunt me, because of their performances in this film. 

 Rating: 7.5/10

Vegan alert:
-Boss orders tuna
-Roasted duck as an option at the restaurant 

Film Independent screener
Available to watch on Hulu