“Bodies Bodies Bodies” is a dark and satirical movie by Dutch director Halina Reijn based on a story by Kristen Roupenian with a screenplay by Sarah DeLappe. It is a fascinating and disturbing horror comedy that takes a mocking look at Generation Z and their inability to form meaningful connections, obsessed with a phone screen that forms a glaring barrier between them and the rest of the world. “Bodies Bodies Bodies” is in theaters since August 5th. If you’re looking for a dark and satirical comedy with Amandla Stenberg playing a sapphic character, don’t miss it!
“Bodies Bodies Bodies” opens with a close-up of a kiss between two young women. Sophie (Amandla Stenberg) and Bee (Maria Bakalova), her girlfriend of six weeks, share a passionate kiss in a meadow. As they lie there, enjoying each other’s company, Sophie confesses her love to Bee. The camera focuses on this super-romantic scene, then suddenly pulls back to show us the two women engrossed in their phones, reluctantly extinguishing this intimate moment.
The story of “Bodies Bodies Bodies” really begins when Sophie and Bee enter the remote family mansion of David (Pete Davidson), Sophie’s best friend.
After Sophie and Bee make their entrance, we meet the rest of the group, all ready to party:
As the hurricane rages outside, it quickly becomes apparent that all is not well between the friends. In this fresh and funny look at backstabbing and fake friends, resentments and old grudges start to surface, and the party gradually turns into deadly chaos as a party game goes awry. As soon as the power goes out, the sound of bodies falling to the ground, one by one, in the darkness is heard. With no way to escape, the characters quickly realize that they are all trapped in a fight for their lives. They are then forced to take on their non-digital identities to escape. What follows is a tense and suspenseful race for survival.
In any good horror film, there is a careful dance between what the camera shows and what it chooses to conceal. And this is something that director Halina Reijn (pictured above) does very well here. Her camera often lingers on the bloody aftermath of a murder, but it is just as likely to pull away at the crucial moment, leaving the viewer to imagine the gruesome details.
This tension between visibility and invisibility is essential to creating effective suspense, and Reijn maintains it brilliantly throughout the film.
As a result, “Bodies Bodies Bodies” is a masterful exercise in horror that is sure to thrill even the most hardened among you.
“Bodies Bodies Bodies” is a film that is unafraid to say things. It doesn’t sugar-coat anything and doesn’t skimp on character development, no matter how problematic they are.
Check out the trailer for “Bodies Bodies Bodies”:
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