Evie Totty: “It ruled.”
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OMG I almost forgot I saw this. I actually specifically pirated it so I could get it in before the end of the year.
Ok I'm not sure if you guys know this or not, but I'm a big Bong Joon-ho fan.
I saw Snowpiercer years ago (it came out the same year as Captain America: The Winter Solder and I was in the early stages of my obsession with Chris Evans) and loooved it. So I watched The Host by him (the monster movie, not the Stefanie Meyers movie) and loved it, too.
I haven't seen all his movies, but he is definitely one of my favorite directors.
And this movie continues his ... shpiel? You can't really give it a genre because it is drama, thriller and comedy all in one. Sometimes all in the same scene!
This movie is particularly relevant to today's class divide atmosphere.
A family schemes their way into a family's home performing various jobs (tutors, driver, housekeeper) via fraud.
And it comes to bite them in the ass. Or stab them in the chest as the case may be.
To me the most powerful moment of the film was when the head of the house was demanding that his driver ignore the (mortally) wounded art tutor (who unbeknownst to him was the driver's daughter) and drive him and his son to the hospital because his son had fainted upon seeing his tutor stabbed.
It truly spoke to how much the life of the girl was valued. The boy was supposedly having a seizure but that is still irrelevant. The dying person on the lawn should have taken precedent.
Definitely one of the best films of the year.This review contains spoilers. Reveal it.
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