Perfect interpretation & realization for this teenagers story, at the border of possession and mental illness. So much better from all the stupidities of the commercial circuit. ===== Interprétation, réalisation parfaites pour cette histoire d'ados à la frontière de la possession et de la maladie mentale, bien au dessus du lot des fadaises adolescentes du circuit commercial.
Skillfully directed with great performances and masterfully shot, although disappointingly, this antagonizing and anxious film about a deteriorating mind simply has no point. The whole story provides too many non-mysterious questions left open, too many ideas touched on but not explored, and a far too broad "illness" ruminating within the character. Despite this, the atmosphere was tense and original.
The photography, music, locations, and narrative ambiguities (hypnosis, genophobia, faith healers, etc.) are all great -almost 'Symptoms' or 'Un Lac' great- but Michael Cera was embarrassing and painful to watch and ruined the effect that everyone else was aiming for. Too bad.
Ludicrous, unconvincing and tedious. Poor Juno Temple does way too much heavy lifting, and Michael Cera is shockingly inappropriate for the film. Trumped up, phony "ambience" and way less successful than the more modest Crystal Fairy.
As a psycho-thriller the vibe was all right, and Juno Temple's great as usual. but it doesn't come as it's ought to be, the disturbing element was unecessary , Too bad cz i expecting much from the talent and mr ( Sebastian ) Silva's. :(