In a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter Jules do all they can to hold on to their joy together, despite the instability surfacing in their world.
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i found it hard to feel any sympathy for the mother. she was so cold and absent, almost as if she was modeled after betty draper. a lot of her expressions and mannerisms bore an extreme resemblance. however, this film was very mind-blowing. i'm torn! but it's worth watching
Mrs. Phang’s approach is comfortable and exquisitely sophisticated while Jacqueline Kim is superb as Gwen, displaying sadness and inner anxiety while weighing the pros and cons of a step that has no turning back. (3.5 stars)
Despite the empathetic acting, the story lacks punch and the drama and emotion is thin due to its synthetic presentation that makes one feel cold rather than engaged. The more interesting elements of the story take too long to get going and once they do there development is not concise enough, dwelling on points too long when it would feel more organic if it just moved on with them.
A prophetic near-future sci-fi centered around a woman and her daughter. It examines the lengths women are forced to go to survive in a biomedical technocracy fueled by capitalist greed, misogyny, and ageism. As a feminist, I found this film to be extremely important in its themes and characters. Highly recommend!
I really want to like this movie. It has so many interesting ideas that turn out to be far more interesting than the story onscreen. While the film is opulent on a visual level, the acting and direction was so cold and remote; I had a hard time relating to just about anybody in the film at all. Hopefully the director will learn to rein her ideas in with a compelling story next time.
A compelling speculation on Locke's account about personal identity embedded in the contemporary hypothetical Information Theory approach on consciousness transference. The narrative unfolds in a sterile mood only disturbed by the anxiety and the uncertainty of life in a world apparently null in terms of ethical and political discussions. Of contained way, Phang delivers a thought provoking disguised dystopia.