Could it be...good?
"Under the Skin"
|by Anonymous||reply 48||09/15/2020|
I read the book, and it was very creepy.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||09/03/2013|
Here's the trailer with lots of Scar Jo.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||09/23/2013|
It looks good. A bit Lynch-ian?
|by Anonymous||reply 3||09/23/2013|
Scarlet looks good.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||09/23/2013|
Bumping in honor of Scar-Jo, since we've all decided she's a hot commodity with the release of 'Lucy'. It's true. That's what we've decided. Anyway, I just saw this a couple weeks ago. What'd y'all think? It was fucking weird, right?
|by Anonymous||reply 5||07/28/2014|
It looks intriguing.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||07/28/2014|
Same here r1
|by Anonymous||reply 7||07/28/2014|
I've had this movie for a few weeks. Haven't gotten around to watching it though.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||07/28/2014|
There's practically no dialogue. I LOVED Birth but I don't get this one AT ALL.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||07/28/2014|
Wait a minute, this movie is somehow different from Lucy? And it has ScarJo in it?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||07/28/2014|
Yes, R10. In Skin, she plays an alien who collects the skin of men who have erections.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||07/28/2014|
The book is available on Kindle Unlimited.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||07/28/2014|
The movie is a horrible, pretentious, badly edited borefest. Don't bother.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||07/28/2014|
I just watched it last weekend and... what R13 said. "Pretentious" is the perfect word to describe it. It actually could have been a great movie but there was no genuine depth to it at all. I was bored to tears through most of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||07/28/2014|
R13 and r14 are 100% spot-on. There was an on-line article that mentioned exhibitors surprise that UNDER THE SKIN and other art-house films were not getting an audience.
There is no mystery. The film was beyond awful and its very good critical reviews is the real mystery.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||07/28/2014|
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|by Anonymous||reply 16||07/28/2014|
How is the book different?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||07/28/2014|
Does the book have ScarJo?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||07/28/2014|
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|by Anonymous||reply 19||07/28/2014|
Her boobs are mentioned countlessly in the book.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||08/02/2014|
I loved the book. I've only seen about 20 minutes of the film and wasn't in the mood for watching. I plan to watch the entire film one day. We'll see. Never liked ScarJo though.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||08/02/2014|
Have not seen the movie yet. but ScarJo seems fit to play this part.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||08/02/2014|
I went to see the film at the Quad (a dumpy Manhattan art house) about a month ago. There were only a few of us in the theater. As soon as the film started people started digging into their bags for food and snacks. The actual screen was of horrible quality; one could see the texture of it (for those who have seen the film, you can imagine what those white backgrounds from the beginning of the film looked like).
After about ten minutes I got up and left.
I still want to see the film. Hopefully with a civilized audience and in a proper screening room.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||08/02/2014|
I saw the film last week and was extremely disappointed. Even with all the (quite little) sci-fi stuff in the film I felt the movie was more about making notes about foreign prostitutes in the UK than about aliens on Earth.
I actually enjoyed the film until the man with the malformed head escaped. Then suddenly completely boring stuff until the very end. They spent tens of minutes telling very little and ended up killing the movie with it.
The movie had nice cool modern European cinema feel to it and with good screenplay it might've worked. Unfortunately it ended up being a mess.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||08/02/2014|
The scenes where she was cruising around in a van asking men for directions were filmed with a hidden camera; they were random non-actors.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||08/02/2014|
R25, how did they get permission to use their image in the film? I would sue if I were one of them.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||08/02/2014|
They asked them after the fact if they wanted to be in the film, R26.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||08/02/2014|
ahh thanks R27
|by Anonymous||reply 28||08/02/2014|
Wow, I think this is one of the best films of the year. Hypnotic and one of the most disturbing and haunting films I've ever seen.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||08/02/2014|
If you want to watch this and actually enjoy it be sure you drop some acid beforehand.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||08/02/2014|
One of the best movies in a long time. Beautiful cinematography and very well directed.
Just because you didn't get it, doesn't make the film pretentious. But I didn't expect anything different from DL.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||08/02/2014|
"Just because you didn't get it, doesn't make the film pretentious"
|by Anonymous||reply 32||08/02/2014|
Spoilers, but I guess there's been spoilers everywhere already.
I didn't like the film but I appreciated the pretty high quality film making. But like I said the script was a huge letdown. Does it mean I think the film's pretentious? Hmm, I don't know. I just think the woman's running away phase was done poorly. I felt the film suffered from pacing after the malformed guy escaped because before that it had had quite a steady flow of interesting things happening.
I had quite a different feel of the film based on the trailer where I got the idea that the woman is a heartless killer alien. I was sort of expecting the cold feel of the early 80's style of hard sci-fi à la David Cronenberg. And the first half of the film delivered. The last part failed because they couldn't make the woman or her story interesting. There really wasn't any kind of growth happening anywhere and the sci-fi element seemed missing.
But I "get" the film, and I understand what the director was after. I just didn't like it.
BTW, I think it was quite brave from Johansson to appear completely nude and with nude men with erections (which looked real although who knows). Too bad they didn't have the nude walk scene with the hottest guy she pulled, I was so pissed when they started a new scene.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||08/02/2014|
R33 - It was also brave of her to be nude while not trimmed down.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||08/03/2014|
The book reads almost like a social commentary satire in the realm of Brave New World.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||08/08/2014|
Very creepy but excellent movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||09/27/2014|
I loved the scene where she's at some bloke's house watching Tommy Cooper with a confused and concerned look on her face.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||09/27/2014|
I really liked the movie. Loved the ending and the special effects there.
R 33, I though she did change in that she did not want to lure the men in anymore and felt bad (or at least some kind of trepidation) about what she was doing even though she did not understand it. That is why she ran away.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||09/27/2014|
R38 - She does have a change in her feelings about the men.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||09/27/2014|
I didn't enjoy this film much (great in theory, slooooow in execution) but the segment with the family on the shore, and the baby crying, has really stayed with me all year. It was just a brutal, effective scene.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||09/27/2014|
It was a strange film. Mostly static from an entertainment standpoint (and even an intellectual one), though I quite enjoyed how the main character's sexuality shifted from a source of empowerment to one of victimization. And I'd be lying if I denied that at least a few bits of it got "under my skin."
|by Anonymous||reply 41||09/27/2014|
Under the foreskin...
|by Anonymous||reply 42||09/27/2014|
The scene with the baby abandoned on the beach is the most disturbing thing I've seen in films in as long, long time. Ugh.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||05/09/2015|
Almost no one's mentioned the pop.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||05/09/2015|
I saw it, and I liked it. The video down below goes some way to explain some of the things in the film, but the one thing I really found hilarious (and it caused much tutting and uncomfortable fidgeting) was that it showed one or two boners. Heh.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||05/09/2015|
I had to watch it with captions on to get the Scottish of her pickups.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||10/05/2017|
Only just saw this film, I loved it! Does anyone have any theories as to what the aliens actually wanted and what the male alien was up to? I felt like they were almost akin to ants or wasps or some other hive insect. Especially when he inspects her before she leaves at one point as if he would have killed her if she wasn’t up to par to do her job.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||09/15/2020|
Also how his ability to track her reminded me of how wasps etc. signal each other with chemicals
|by Anonymous||reply 48||09/15/2020|