Hard situation in every aspect, so hard, i'm not sure what to think. Beautiful storytelling, feelings are all around. I could understand the father's act or the mother's act, parenting a pure evil can make you evil. But you won't be understanding him. Being good and being bad, being human is illogical ... Rewatch with your lover if you are considering to have a kid.
I say this movie is overrated for what it is; to me it was just another modern hipster movie that attempts to seem to convey deep meanings but fails. This movie didn't leave me with any lingering emotions or a slight catharsis + it was not as disturbing or grotesque as everyone says. I can clearly see that the director tried too hard to make it disturbing, and the attempt almost feels pathetic.
We have to watch this repetitive boring shit all the way through to the end to actually know what happened and ramsay didn't show the killing scenes or she didn't knew how to do it... what a waste! i think If the novel handled by another director it may have been great.
gorgeously conceived shots in this one. Some rang of the satirical nature of modernity (e.g., that grotesquely stunning shot of her slain family on the back lawn while the sprinklers run) that I see in Ulrich Seidel. But, unlike Seidel, whose stylization oftentimes squelches out any genuine meaning, Ramsay infuses each with dense and intimate pathos. Her signature is the close-up that she uses as radical cuts.