I did not expect this movie to be this good.
Greta follows a young woman called Frances, shock, who works in a restaurant and one evening finds a bag left abandoned on the subway. She finds the address of the person who owns the bag and this is a woman called Greta.
Greta and Frances spark up a friendship but things turn sinister when Frances decides that she no longer wants to see Greta anymore because she becomes quite possessive. To me it was quite interesting to watch, because I saw a toxic relationship narrative blooming but then it becomes something so much more.
Throughout this movie we’re constantly being forced down a mother/daughter narrative. About how Greta has a daughter who lives in France and how Frances recently lost her mother and so that is an interesting dynamic between the two of them. Having a relationship that is a friendship at its core but is also something that they both need in their lives to feel whole again.
But things take a nasty turn and Greta turns out to be something that you never expected. There were moments in this movie where I audibly gasped at what was being revealed to us because it was so masterful.
This movie is an absolutely brilliant thriller. It has you on the edge of your seat the whole time, and even with the smallest things happening, they get you excited and intrigued at what it could mean.
There was one scene in the restaurant that Frances works at that I found absolutely insane and we weren’t even halfway into the film yet. It really makes you wonder how things could escalate any more than that and then it does and it’s just incredible.
Each moment in this film has a point. Each moment is building towards something more and as the layers get unravelled you really start to realise what is actually going on and it is terrifying. This film hooked me from the first instance and while some of the earlier scenes were a bit hap hazard and relied a lot on musical queues to make them scary, the later moments in this film that were really the main focus were incredible and so well done. I love how you can watch this film again and see things that foreshadow what’s going to happen at the end, it’s masterful in the way that it’s been made.
I absolutely adore this movie. It’s quite short at only an hour and 38 minutes but each second is so valuable and I honestly didn’t want it to end. I have one issue though and possible spoiler but with the thing that Frances finds in the basement: why didn’t anything become of that? I’d love to know your thoughts if you’ve seen this movie because that was definitely a plot point that I thought was sadly left unresolved.
But despite that one niggle this movie is absolutely brilliant and one that I will be recommending to everyone. If you enjoy thrillers you will love this film and I promise you that you will not be disappointed.
If you have seen the film what did you think of it?
Until next time.