The more I think about it, the more frustratingly disappointed I am with this film. There's a lot of the elements of a pretty great, feminist body horror here, but they're all left dangling in favor of a cliched religious mom and lesbian intrigue. The final scene is a complete non-ending, when it could have been something powerful, and disgusting.
Literally nothing 'feminist' about this. A girl gets horrifically punished for something that wasn't her fault and yet the director in the plot summary and in the film suggests it is. The body horror was great and everything else was terrible.
While it certainly has a few pitfalls along the way, I don't think that Contracted was completely lacking in artistic or conceptual merit. While I do stand in agreement with the others about the abrupt ending, there definitely is something interesting about the fact that we never find out what actually happens to Samantha. This is the kind of deranged and twisted that actually feels good once in a while. See it.
Despite the fact that main character is drugged and apparently raped, most reviewers and the director called it a one-night-stand, with England's intent being to make her look as unfuckable as possible. With a few different touches, this film could have worked well as a subtle castigation of the slut-shaming and vilification of rape victims, instead it comes out as raging misogyny.
This was horrible. feel really sick now. The ending was shit and the second half of the film just began to become really fast and ridiculous when it actually had potential to be something much more disturbing and brilliant. I know it was done on budget but still. Definitely makes you sure to always use protection. erghh
Apart from the obvious things, there is something seriously wrong with these characters and their attitudes; particularly, in the second half of this movie. Plus, it (almost) seemed that the story was rushed in order to achieve that ending that, honestly, was horrendous.