Tomboy Jack (Riley Keough) and bubbly Diane (Juno Temple) fall head over heels in love one hot summer in New York City. When Diane reveals she must leave the city for school in Europe, their budding love is tested.
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A nice Sofia Coppola-esque romance film with some horror undertones, (manifestations of inner turmoil). Don't go into this expecting much of a horror movie, though, because it really isn't a horror movie. It's a contemplative love story. I really liked the cinematography, music, and the actors. This film definitely isn't for everyone, but I liked it a lot. This is my kind of sappy romance.
saw this at TFF in NYC last month; it's THE worst disappointment of the festival because it tried to be 2 things; the filmmaker self-sabotaged himself because the 2 lead actresses were phenomenal yet the filmmaker without reason, warning, or explanation added the abhorrent horror elements; the best-acted lesbian love story i've seen in ages was RUINED with the gross, weird, disgusting horror elements! Boooo!
Two positive things for me: 1. The dialogue was very much that of awkward teenagers. I enjoyed the overuse of the word "like." 2. Short haired grungy Riley Keough is now one of my dream girls. However, with this said, portions the plot and the werewolf segments were just unnecessary. Which is sad for me to say considering how long I had been waiting on the movie. I had pictured something a little more "Ginger Snaps."
Intriguing but a little too absurd with the werewolf type moments. I could see this having a small cult following, but I won't be a part of it. It's clear that the film is made by the brilliant director of The Exploding Girl. This story doesn't work quite as well for me. I wasn't very drawn to the characters, but I liked the patience and care the film gives them.