Bodies Bodies Bodies is not the typical slasher movie. It has a twist ending that changes initial assumptions and shatters expectations. The film while a horror has a sense of humor trying to fulfill it even if some things don’t work out.
Bodies Bodies Bodies Great Dialogues Directed by Halina Reason from a screenplay by Sarah Delappe Bodies Bodies Great Dialogues is packed with an intriguing plot and social commentary that would surely make for great dialogue.
A group of 20-somethings gather for a weekend of fun on the eve of a storm. Sophie who has an altercation with her friends in rehab and her girlfriend Bea David Jordan joins Emma and Alice.
Rachel Senot with her old boyfriend Greg Lee Pace. However there is tension as soon as Sophie arrives.
The audience learns that there is a lot of bitterness and unresolved issues between the friends. Things start to get out of hand when Sophie suggests that they all play a game called Body Body Bodies.
However when one of the friends is murdered everyone becomes paranoid and frightened and turn to each other to find out the identity of the killer.
Odis Body Bodies are funny sometimes The dialogues are probably more humorous than intended.
There’s also a lot to be said about the social media culture of everyone having too much online toxic masculinity and creating a digital identity detached from reality.
It doesn’t have a lot of deep things to say about these things but they are embedded in the plot and tied into the characters relationships. The thriller is at its best when it investigates the distinction between characters who battle to try and associate with one another.
They talk to each other like a text is semi-constructed thoughts and sentences that are no more than a few words. The weekend is meant to bring them together but something lacks.
The digital world drives a wedge between friends who can’t be real with others outside their screens and the ones they work overtime to convince each other that the lies they want to believe are true.
Despite the film’s intriguing premise and themes it doesn’t feel dark enough at times. Friends are mean for sure but their words are not as deep as they could have been.
There’s a lot between them including anger and resentment but it only bubbles to the surface near the end with only a few characters completely slacking off their unfiltered feelings about their friends.
Bodies body bodies don’t go beyond its reception but it would have benefited from a longer set-up before the heinous killings began.
The script paired with Reason’s direction works well together to craft a story that essentially depicts the realities of being married to one’s phone.
Jasper Wolf’s cinematography gives the film a foreboding feel and the look itself suggests that someone is scrolling their phone in the dark.
In particular a cell phone’s light is usually the only brightness shown onscreen which is a clever way of showcasing the wider themes of the film.
Bodies Bodies Bodies the body isn’t entirely surprising but it excels when it focuses more on character dynamics than the horror elements.
The cast’s performances are excellent from Stenberg’s stealth as Sophie to Seynott’s comedy timing as Alice that layered the character relationships and elevates the film.
The slasher film itself isn’t boxy when it comes to its social commentary and the suspense and humor that it thrives on. Body Body Bodies released in limited theaters on August 5 and in more theaters on August 12.
The film is 94 minutes long and is rated R for violence bloody images drug use sexual references and extensive language.