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Film Review: Horse Girl

What the hell am I about to watch?


A socially awkward woman with a fondness for arts and crafts, horses, and supernatural crime shows finds her increasingly lucid dreams trickling into her waking life.

Rating: R

Genre: Drama

Running Time: 104 mins

Director: Jeff Baena

Staring: Alison Brie, John Reynolds, Debby Ryan

Distributor: Netflix





Alright now that I know that bit - hit me with a little clip....


Well I'm still reading so I must be intrigued tell me more!


Overview

Not going to lie the first half I loved then it kinda went off the rails for me when the dreaming sequence started and it just lost me and my interest.


Story

Sarah works at a craft store and is a bit of an outcast with staying in to watch her favourite show and not really connected to the outside world. However on her birthday that all changes. Girl meets boy. Boy asks Girl out. Girl says yes. Girl tells boy on date that she things she's been taken by aliens, been cloned. Girl then takes boy on a stalking mission that ends at a cemetery.


Characters

Very well developed character for Sarah. We are able to see her family dynamics with her sister. We learn that her mother was mentally ill and that Sarah is worried (rightfully so) that she may as well.


Female Representation

The cast was very heavy on the female representation would have liked a setting that wasn't a craft store but it was based in a small town setting that would fit the situation.

That's all great and thanks but the real deets now!


I personally wouldn't watch it again. It wasn't for me. Super indie film with alien abductions, random horses, and sleep walking. If that your cup of tea head over to Netflix starting on 6 February and you can take a look and let me know your thoughts.

Rhiannon viewed the film in 2D setting at The Ray at Sundance Film Festival on 27 January 2020.

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