This is what happened if David Lynch, Alfred Hitchcock, and Brian De Palma made anime together. I said Lynch because there's so many surreal/dreamy images. I said Hitchcock because I can feel the suspense when I was watching this movie. And I said De Palma because the way Satoshi Kon delivered the tension of this movie. PERFECT BLUE is a mindblowing experience. It's haunting and exciting. 81 minutes of thrills!
A lurid tale with echoes of both Lynch and DePalma. The plot is interesting but I think the short running time does the story a disservice since the characters are not as developed as they should have been considering the subject matter. Still the story is very good (although uneven) and keeps you invested. Shame that the final reveal does not really pack the punch it should have. Close to four stars!
Sometimes the greatest horror is how complicit we can be in our own exploitation. Satoshi Kon's wonderfully surreal, filmic anime delivers the blueprint for a film like Brian De Palma's 2002 thriller "Femme Fatale" or the even more recent "Neon Demon," in which 'a woman in trouble' travels down the rabbit hole of identity. Somehow Kon predicted the Internet culture and pop image factory that was soon to take off.
Narrazione appassionante, che mostra la caduta nella follia della protagonista. Ottimo ritmo e ben dosate suspense e tensione. Il mondo dello spettacolo viene mostrato spietato e capace di corrompere le persone. Finale intelligente e che resta impresso. Tecnicamente ottimo, grazie ad un comparto visivo curato e ben fatto. Scelte stilistiche intelligenti e ben fatte. L'ottimo montaggio crea sequenze molto coinvolgenti